Jan. 18, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - Coming off back-to-back Conference USA loses, the Tulane men's basketball team looks to get back on track Saturday when they host Tulsa at 1 p.m. CT at Devlin Fieldhouse.
The Green wave (12-5, 0-2 C-USA) fell at SMU, 59-53, on Saturday and opened conference play with a 66-57 loss to UTEP at home.
Tulsa (11-7, 3-1 C-USA) has won four of five games overall, including back-to-back conference games at home. The Hurricane defeated Rice, 64-51, last Saturday and got past UTEP, 45-42, on Wednesday night.
Second Half Comeback Falls Short for Green Wave
A second-half comeback effort by the Tulane men's basketball team fell just short on Saturday night, falling to visiting Tulsa, 73-69, in Fogelman Arena.
As a team, the Green Wave is scoring 65.6 points per game overall and 55.0 points per game in conference play. Tulane is holding opponents to just 57.4 points per game, but has allowed conference foes 62.5 per game.
Tulsa is led by Rashad Smith's 14.5 points per game, while James Woodard adds 12.7 points and a team-high 5.8 rebounds per outing.
The Hurricane is averaging 64.3 points per game overall and 54.5 in conference games, while they are holding opponents to 62.3 points per game overall and 54.8 in conference contests.
This will be the 14th meeting between the two schools. Tulsa owns a 9-4 series lead, including five straight wins. The Hurricane won both meetings last season, 60-56, in Tulsa on Jan. 18 and 73-69, in New Orleans on Feb. 25.
The game will be broadcast live on Cox Sports Television with Tim Grubbs and Victor Howell calling the action. As always, the game can be heard on the Tulane IMG Sports Network with Todd Graffaginini behind the mic.
Tulane travels to Memphis for a rare Tuesday night conference tilt with the Tigers in FedEx Forum. The game is slated for a 7 p.m. tip on SportsSouth television.
Tulane (12-5, 0-2 C-USA)
G 2 Ricky Tarrant 6-2 190 So. 15.3 ppg 3.2 rpg 2.6 apg
G 5 Jordan Callahan 6-0 190 Sr. 11.7 ppg 2.6 rpg 1.8 apg
F 22 Kendall Timmons 6-5 215 Sr. 6.7 ppg 4.5 rpg 1.9 apg
F 00 Josh Davis 6-8 215 Jr. 17.4 ppg 10.2 rpg 1.9 apg
C 34 Tre Drye 6-6 218 So. 4.9 ppg 6.4 rpg 0.6 spg
Tulsa (11-7, 3-1 C-USA)
G 5 Tim Peete 6-4 200, Jr. 2.8 ppg 2.6 rpg Memphis, Tenn.
G 10 James Woodard 6-4 175 Fr. 12.7 ppg 5.8 rpg Edmond, Okla.
G 11 Shaquille Harrison 6-3 175 Fr. 6.0 ppg 3.6 rpg Kansas City, Mo.
G 34 Scottie Haralson 6-4 230 Sr. 9.0 ppg 3.6 rpg Jackson, Miss.
F 0 Kauri Black 6-8 218 Sr. 6.9 ppg 5.2 rpg Rialto, Calif.