Nov. 30, 2011
NEW ORLEANS - Kendall Timmons' 21 points led four players in double figures for the Tulane men's basketball team in a 78-53 victory over Southern in Fogelman Arena on Wednesday night.
Timmons scored 19 of his 21 in the opening half and Jordan Callahan added 15 points, while Josh Davis had 12 and Ricky Tarrant added 10 for the Green Wave, who finished the month of November with a perfect 8-0 record.
Southern (2-5) was led by Jameel Grace's 17 points and Quinton Doggett's double double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
"This was a team in Southern that was very well coached and was going to make us work on both ends of the floor," Tulane head coach Ed Conroy said. "We knew that if we came out with the right mindset we had some things we could take advantage of and for the most part our guys did that tonight."
Tulane jumped out to an early lead by scoring the first five points of the game and held the lead until Southern mounted a 5-0 run midway through the half to take a 14-13 advantage after a Grace 3-pointer with 11:27 left. It would be the Jaguars only lead of the contest as the Green Wave rattled off a 17-2 run that included a 13-0 stretch to take command of the game with a 30-16 lead with 4:46 remaining.
At that point Tulane allowed Southern just six more points and scored 13 of their own to hold a 43-22 lead at the break.
Timmons first point of the game didn't come until he knocked down a jumper 10:39 left in the half. He also closed the half by scoring the last 13 of Tulane's points.
Callahan added 10 first half points for Tulane.
The Green Wave's largest lead of the game, 72-41, came with 6:52 left in the game.
Tulane shot 46.8 percent from the floor in the game, including hitting nine of 21 3-pointers. Callahan connected on three of those long-range shots and Tarrant added two. The Green Wave connected on 11 of 17 free throws as well, including all six attempts by Timmons.
Southern shot just 39.6 percent from the flood, but connected on 13 of 26 shots in the second half. The Jaguars also committed 16 turnovers that led to 19 points by Tulane. The Green Wave collected 10 steals, including a game-high four by Callahan.
Davis led Tulane on the boards with nine, narrowly missing his seventh double double of the season. As a team the Green Wave grabbed 41 rebounds to Southern's 29.
Tulane returns to action Saturday at 1 p.m. CT when Georgia Tech invades Fogelman Arena.
- Jordan Callahan scored in double figures for the sixth time this season and the 36th time of his career with his 15 points tonight.
- Callahan is now just one 3-pointers away from cracking the top 10 on Tulane's career list after he knocked down three in tonight's game. The junior now has 98 career 3s.
- Kendall Timmons snapped a two-game streak of not scoring in double figures when he posted 21 tonight. It marks his sixth double figure scoring game of the season and the 48th of his career. Timmons reached 20-plus points for the third time this season and the 12th time of his career.
- Josh Davis reached double figures for the eighth game of the season (every game) with his 12 points tonight.
- Ricky Tarrant recorded 10 points tonight, the fourth double figure scoring game of the freshman's career.