Feb. 8, 2014
NEW ORLEANS - Looking to build on the momentum of Friday's thrilling one-point victory, the Tulane men's basketball team hosts Conference USA for Marshall on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT at Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse.
The Green Wave (12-11, 4-4 C-USA) evened its conference record with a, 64-63, win over visiting Charlotte on Friday, while Marshall (8-15, 2-7 C-USA) lost for the second straight game, 60-57, at Southern Miss.
Tarrant's 3-Pointer Lifts Green Wave over Marshall
Ricky Tarrant's 3-pointer with 6.9 second remaining capped the eighth-seeded Tulane men's basketball team's come-from-behind, 66-64, victory over No. 9 seed Marshall in the opening round of the 2013 Conference USA Championships at the BOK Center
Louis Dabney leads the Green Wave with a 17.0 points per game average, while Jonathan Stark is posting 14.9 and Jay Hook, who hit the game winning free throw on Friday, is adding 14.4 points per outing.
Marshall is led by freshman guard Kareem Candy's 16.0 points per game average.
This will be the 16th meeting between the two conference foes. Marshall owns an 8-7 series lead, but Tulane has won the last two meetings, including a 66-64 win in the opening round of the C-USA Tournament in Tulsa and a 91-75 victory in New Orleans.
Tulane hits the road this week to face Middle Tennessee State on Thursday at 7 p.m. CT and UAB on Saturday at 7 p.m. CT.
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.
Tulane (12-11, 4-4 C-USA)
G 2 Jonathan Stark 6-0 160 Fr. 14.9 ppg 3.0 rpg 4.0 apg Munford, Tenn.
G 0 Louis Dabney 6-3 210 So. 17.0 ppg 4.9 rpg 2.0 apg New Orleans, La.
G 24 Jay Hook 6-3 178 Jr. 14.4 ppg 5.1 rpg 46.7 3FG Waco, Texas
F 34 Tre Drye 6-6 218 Jr. 6.0 ppg 6.6 rpg 0.7 spg Baton Rouge, La.
F 20 Kevin Thomas 6-9 225 Sr. 3.0 ppg 2.7 rpg 1.6 bpg Waco, Texas
Marshall (8-16, 2-7 C-USA)
G 1 Kareem Canty 6-1 185 Fr. 16.0 ppg 2.4 rpg Harlem, N.Y.
G 2 Chris Thomas 6-5 188 So. 11.7 ppg 4.0 rpg Denver, Colo.
G 15 DeVince Boykins 6-4 210 So. 3.3 ppg 2.1 rpg Forest City, N.C.
F 21 TyQuane Goard 6-7 215 So. 7.2 ppg 5.2 rpg Charleston, W.Va.
F 25 Ryan Taylor 6-5 225 Jr. 14.1 ppg 7.2 rpg Indianapolis, Ind.