Jan. 25, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - Coming off a disappointing second half performance at Memphis on Tuesday night, the Tulane men's basketball team hosts Rice at Saturday at 1 p.m. CT in Delvin Fieldhouse looking to continue the success at home this season.
The Green Wave (13-6, 1-3 C-USA) owns an 11-1 record inside Devlin Fieldhouse this season, including a 75-72 victory over Tulsa last Saturday.
"We are looking forward to playing at home on Saturday," Tulane head coach Ed Conroy said. "We've enjoyed a lot of success at home and we know that a great crowd will make a big impact toward our success."
Rice Ends Green Wave Streak, 88-74
Tulane men's basketball saw its two game winning streak come to a screeching halt Saturday night when the Rice Owls led throughout on their way to an 88-74 victory in Tudor Fieldhouse.
Josh Davis leads Tulane into the game. The junior forward has collected 11 double doubles this season, including one in each of the last three games. The Raleigh, N.C. native is averaging 17.5 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Sophomore forward Ricky Tarrant adds 15.6 points and 2.6 assists per game.
Rice is led by senior guard Tamir Jackson's 16.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.
This will be the 49th meeting between the two schools. The series is deadlocked at 24 wins each. Rice has won three straight, including a sweep last season. The Owls defeated Tulane, 50-49, in New Orleans and 88-74, in Houston.
The game will be televised lived on CSS/Comcast with David Raymond and former Tulane head coach Perry Clark calling the action. As always, Green Wave basketball will be broadcast live on the Tulane IMG Sports Network (WMTI FM 106.1 in New Orleans) with Todd Graffagnini behind the mic.
Tulane continues the mini-homestand on Wednesday when UCF invades Devlin Fieldhouse for a 7 p.m. CT tip.
Tulane (13-6, 1-3 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. 11.2 ppg 2.5 rpg 1.9 apg
F 22 Kendall Timmons 6-5 215 Sr. 7.1 ppg 4.3 rpg 2.0 apg
F 00 Josh Davis 6-8 215 Jr. 17.5 ppg 10.4 rpg 2.2 apg
C 34 Tre Drye 6-6 218 So. 5.2 ppg 6.2 rpg 0.6 spg
Rice (4-14, 0-4 C-USA)
G 1 Max Guercy 5-9 170 Fr. 9.1 ppg 2.4 rpg
G 3 Tamir Jackson 6-3 194 Sr. 16.6 ppg 6.2 rpg
F 11 Ross Wilson 6-7 205 Fr. 2.9 ppg 1.6 rpg
G 15 Julian DeBose 6-4 196 So. 10.1 ppg 4.7 rpg
F 41 Seth Gearhart 6-7 215 So. 6.1 ppg 2.7 rpg