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Men's Basketball Looks to Keep Rolling Against UCF

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Jan. 29, 2013

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NEW ORLEANS - With 12 wins in 13 tried at home this season, the Tulane men's basketball team looks to continue its domination at Devlin Fieldhouse on Wednesday when UCF visits for a Conference USA contest at 7 p.m. CT.

The Green Wave (14-6, 2-3 C-USA) has won 12 home games, including a 71-66 victory over Rice last Saturday behind a 222-point performance by Josh Davis and 16 points from Ricky Tarrant.

"We have had success at home this season and know it takes hard work to win in any venue," Tulane head coach Ed Conroy said. "We know we can't just rest on our success in Devlin Fieldhouse against a team like UCF. We have to come ready to play and compete for a full 40 minutes against this very talented team."

The Last Meeting
Tulane53
UCF60
January 4, 2012
Orlando, Fla.
Green Wave Falls at UCF in C-USA Opener
Tulane's men's basketball team fell behind early and could never catch up to UCF Wednesday night in the Conference USA opener, falling 60-53, at UCF Arena.


The Knights (14-5, 4-1 C-USA) have won five of the last six games with the one loss coming at East Carolina in overtime. UCF sits tied for third in the conference standings with UTEP.

Davis leads Tulane with 17.5 points and 10.3 rebounds per game, while Tarrant adds 15.7 points per outing. The Green Wave is posting 66.2 points per game and holding opponents to just 59.2 points per contest.

C-USA Preseason Player of the Year Keith Clanton leads UCF with 16.6 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. The Knights score 72.2 points an outing and allow 64.9 per contest.

This will be the 10th meeting between the two schools. UCF owns a 7-2 series advantage, including five straight wins. The Knights own a 3-2 series lead in games played in New Orleans. UCF defeated Tulane, 60-53, in the lone meeting last season on Jan. 4 in Orlando.

Tulane will hit the road on Saturday to face UTEP in El Paso for a 8 p.m. CT tipoff.

PROBABLE STARTERS
Tulane (14-6, 2-3 C-USA)
G 2 Ricky Tarrant 6-2 190 So. 15.7 ppg 3.1 rpg 2.8 apg
G 5 Jordan Callahan 6-0 190 Sr. 11.1 ppg 2.7 rpg 2.0 apg
F 22 Kendall Timmons 6-5 215 Sr. 7.2 ppg 4.3 rpg 2.0 apg
F 00 Josh Davis 6-8 215 Jr. 17.5 ppg 10.3 rpg 2.1 apg
C 34 Tre Drye 6-6 218 So. 5.3 ppg 6.3 rpg 0.7 spg

UCF (14-5, 4-1 C-USA)
G 3 Isaiah Sykes 6-5 215 Jr. 15.7 ppg 6.6 rpg
G 4 Daiquan Walker 6-2 180 Fr. 3.6 ppg 2.1 rpg
G 11 Calvin Newell 6-1 190 Jr. 11.1 ppg 2.1 rpg
F 1 Tristan Spurlock 6-8 230 Jr. 10.9 ppg 6.0 rpg
F 33 Keith Clanton 6-9 250 Sr. 16.6 ppg 9.3 rpg