Jan. 21, 2013
MEMPHIS - After gaining confidence with Saturday's win over Tulsa, the Tulane men's basketball team hits the road to face Conference USA foe Memphis on Tuesday at 7 p.m. CT in FedExForum.
The Green Wave (13-5, 1-2 C-USA) snapped a two-game losing streak with a 75-72 win over Tulsa at Devlin Fieldhouse. Sophomore guard Ricky Tarrant led the way with 21 points and junior forward Josh Davis, the C-USA Player of the Week had 19 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.
Green Wave Can't Hold Off Memphis
Ricky Tarrant scored a game-high 20 points and Josh Davis added 19 points and nine rebounds, but it was not enough as the Tulane men's basketball team fell to visiting Memphis, 82-64, on Wednesday night in Fogelman Arena.
Memphis (14-3, 3-0 C-USA) is riding an eight-game winning streak and sits on top of the conference standings. The Tigers earned a non-conference win over Harvard at home on Saturday and have defeated East Carolina, UAB and Rice for their perfect conference mark.
"Memphis is always we well coached talented team and are playing some of their best basketball right now," Conroy added.
The Tigers are led by junior guard Joe Jackson's 13.7 points and 4.5 assists per game. Sophomore guard Adonis Thomas adds 10.8 points per outing.
As a team, the Memphis is scoring 73.3 points per game overall and 71.0 against conference opponents. They are holding opponents to just 62.9 points per outing overall and 52.7 in C-USA.
Davis leads Tulane with a conference-best 17.5 points and 10.3 rebounds per game, while Tarrant is adding 15.6 points per contest.
The Green Wave average 66.2 points per game and 61.7 in conference outings. Tulane is holding opponents to 58.2 points per contest and 65.7 by conference foes.
The game will be broadcast live on SportsSouth and, as with every game, can be heard live on the Tulane IMG Sports Network (WMTI 106.1 FM "The Ticket" in New Orleans).
This will be the 53rd meeting between the two schools. Memphis owns a 43-9 series lead, including 18 straight wins over Tulane. The Tigers are 23-2 against the Green Wave in Memphis. Memphis won the last meeting, 82-64, on Feb. 15, 2012 in New Orleans.
Tulane returns home to host Rice on Saturday in a game scheduled to tip at 1:30 p.m. CT on CSS/Charter Television.
Tulane (13-5, 1-2 C-USA)
G 2 Ricky Tarrant 6-2 190 So. 15.6 ppg 3.1 rpg 2.6 apg
G 5 Jordan Callahan 6-0 190 Sr. 11.5 ppg 2.7 rpg 1.8 apg
F 22 Kendall Timmons 6-5 215 Sr. 7.0 ppg 4.2 rpg 1.9 apg
F 00 Josh Davis 6-8 215 Jr. 17.5 ppg 10.3 rpg 2.3 apg
C 34 Tre Drye 6-6 218 So. 4.9 ppg 6.2 rpg 0.6 spg
Memphis (14-3, 3-0 C-USA)
G 1 Joe Jackson 6-1 171 Jr. 13.7 ppg 4.5 apg
G 4 Adonis Thomas 6-7 240 So. 10.8 ppg 4.2 rpg
G 55 Geron Johnson 6-3 197 Jr. 9.6 ppg 3.9 rpg
F 5 Shaq Goodwin 6-9 246 Fr. 9.2 ppg 5.5 rpg
F 30 D.J. Stephens 6-5 188 Sr. 6.5 ppg 6.5 rpg