Feb. 14, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Looking to bounce back from Thursday's loss at Middle Tennessee, the Tulane men's basketball team continues the Conference USA road trip at UAB on Saturday at 7 p.m. CT in Bartow Arena.
The Green Wave (13-12, 5-5 C-USA) fell, 71-44, at Middle Tennessee on Thursday night despite getting 15 points and six rebounds from freshman guard Jonathan Stark. UAB (15-9, 4-6 C-USA) snapped a three-game losing skid with an 84-60 win at home over Southern Miss.
Comeback Kids Fall Short in Loss to UAB
The 2012-13 version of the Tulane men's basketball program can be known as the Comeback Kids. For the fourth game in the last five, the Green Wave overcame a double digit deficit to take the lead, but on Wednesday night visiting UAB didn't fold and held on for a 76-71 victory at Devlin Fieldhouse.
The Blazers sit a game behind Tulane in the conference standing and four games out of first place. The Green Wave is in the middle of a four team tie for sixth-place, three games out of first. Including Saturday's game, there are six games remaining in the regular season.
UAB is also led by three players in double figures. Junior guard Chad Frazier is tops on the lost with 18.2 points per contest, while junior forward C.J. Washington (14.3) and senior forward Rod Rucker (11.2) complete the list.
This will be the 37th meeting between the two schools. UAB owns a 24-12 series lead and has won 10 straight dating back to 2007. The Blazers are 12-5 in games played in Birmingham, including four in a row.
Tulane hosts UTEP on Thursday at 7 p.m. CT and UTSA 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 (13-12, 5-5 C-USA)
G 2 Jonathan Stark 6-0 160 Fr. 15.0 ppg 3.0 rpg 4.0 apg Munford, Tenn.
G 0 Louis Dabney 6-3 210 So. 16.5 ppg 4.8 rpg 2.0 apg New Orleans, La.
G 24 Jay Hook 6-3 178 Jr. 14.0 ppg 5.0 rpg 47.0 3FG Waco, Texas
F 34 Tre Drye 6-6 218 Jr. 5.8 ppg 6.5 rpg 0.6 spg Baton Rouge, La.
F 20 Kevin Thomas 6-9 225 Sr. 2.8 ppg 2.6 rpg 1.5 bpg Waco, Texas
UAB (15-9, 4-6 C-USA)
G 5 Robert Williams 6-4 210 Sr. 9.0 ppg 6.6 rpg Greenville, Miss.
G 13 Chad Frazier 6-4 190 Jr. 18.2 ppg 4.5 apg Charlotte, N.C.
F 25 C.J. Washington 6-8 219 Jr. 14.3 ppg 7.2 rpg Augusta, Ga.
F 42 Rod Rucker 6-5 220 Sr. 11.2 ppg 7.2 rpg Elberton, Ga.
C 15 Fahro Alihodzic 6-10 250 Sr. 9.2 ppg 6.2 rpg Vlasenica, Bosnia