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Billingsley is Second Team All-Conference USA Choice

TULANEGREENWAVE.COM Ledaryl Billingsley is just the third Tulane player in league history to earn all-conference honors.
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Ledaryl Billingsley is just the third Tulane player in league history to earn all-conference honors.
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March 5, 2001

NEW ORLEANS -- Tulane senior Ledaryl Billingsley has been elected to the All-Conference USA second team squad in voting by league media and coaches, the conference office announced Monday. Billingsley, a 6-7, 250-pound forward from Chicago, Ill., is the first Green Wave player to earn All-Conference honors in three years and just the third Tulane player named to an all-conference team all-time.

Billingsley leads Tulane in both scoring and rebounding with averages of 18.3 points and 9.3 boards per contest. He ranks fourth in the league in scoring and second in rebounding entering the Conference USA Tournament. Billingsley has posted 12 double-doubles this year and is the eighth player in school history to record 1,200 points and 700 rebounds in his career. He ranks among the Top 15 scorers and Top 10 rebounders in school history.

The last Tulane player to earn All-Conference USA honors was Jerald Honeycutt, who was a first-team selection in both 1996 and 1997. Rayshard Allen was a third team choice in 1997 and a second team selection in 1996.

Tulane (9-20, 2-14 C-USA) is the No. 12 seed in the OGC Conference USA Tournament and will face No. 5 seed Marquette (14-13, 9-7) Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. CST at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. The game will be broadcast on WWL-AM (870). The winner of the Tulane-Marquette contest will take on No. 4 seed Memphis Thursday at 8:30 p.m.