Jan. 1, 2014
NEW ORLEANS - In the final non-conference game of the season and the opening contest of the 2014 calendar year, the Tulane men's basketball team hosts Hofstra at 1 p.m. CT on Thursday in Devlin Fieldhouse.
The Green Wave (7-7) closed out the 2013 year with a 72-41 loss to Kansas State in Brooklyn last Saturday. Hofstra (4-8) snapped a two-game losing streak on Monday night with a victory over visiting NJIT.
20-0 Run Sparks Men's Basketball's Victory over Hofstra
Using a 20-0 run to open the second half, the Tulane men's basketball team rolled to a83-62, victory over Hofstra on Saturday afternoon in the opening game of the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational at the Barclays Center.
Tulane is led by a trio of guards. Sophomore Louis Dabney heads up the group with 19.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, while freshman Jonathan Stark adds 17.1 points and 4.4 assists per outing and junior Jay Hook chips in with 15.4 points and 6.0 boards a contest.
Hofstra is led by guard Zeke Upshaw. The graduate student is posting 17.9 points and 4.3 rebounds per game as the only member of the Pride in double figures.
This will be the fifth meeting between the two schools. Tulane owns a 3-1 series advantage, including three wins in a row. The teams last met on Dec. 22, 2012 in Brooklyn, N.Y. with Tulane taking an 83-62 decision.
The Green Wave opens its final season in Conference USA when Tulane travels to Tulsa and North Texas on Jan. 9 and 11, respectively.
Tickets for the 2013-14 Tulane men's basketball games are available for as low as $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. For additional information, contact the Tulane Team Shop ticket office in person on the first floor of the James W. Wilson, Jr. Center Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information is also available over the phone at 504-861-WAVE (9283) or via the Internet at www.TulaneGreenWave.com.
G 2 Jonathan Stark 6-0 160 Fr. 17.1 ppg 2.9 rpg 4.4 apg Munford, Tenn.
G 0 Louis Dabney 6-3 210 So. 19.1 ppg 5.1 rpg 2.3 apg New Orleans, La.
G 24 Jay Hook 6-3 178 Jr. 15.4 ppg 6.0 rpg 50.8 3FG Waco, Texas
F 34 Tre Drye 6-6 218 Jr. 5.6 ppg 7.2 rpg 0.8 spg Baton Rouge, La.
F 41 Tomas Bruha 7-0 235 Sr. 2.7 ppg 1.7 rpg 65.2 FG% Prague, Czech Rep.
G 3 Zeke Upshaw 6-6 215 Gr. 17.9 ppg 4.3 rpg Chicago, Ill.
G 20 Jamall Robinson 6-5 210 Fr. 9.8 ppg 3.2 rpg Cheltenham, Md.
F 0 Jordan Allen 6-6 200 So. 5.2 ppg 5.5 rpg Bay Shore, N.Y.
F 24 Stephen Nwaukoni 6-8 240 Sr. 7.1 ppg 8.6 rpg Queens, N.Y.
C 31 Moussa Kone 6-7 220 Jr. 7.5 ppg 6.0 rpg Bronx, N.Y.