March 8, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - Jordan Callahan and Kendall Timmons will be playing their final regular season game in Devlin Fieldhouse on Saturday when the senior duo and the rest of the Tulane men's basketball team hosts Houston at 7 p.m. CT in the regular season finale.
The Green Wave (18-12, 6-9 C-USA) seniors will be playing in their 116 career game and are separated by just 16 points in their careers. Timmons, a fifth-year senior, has posted 1,241 points, while Callahan, a fourth-year senior, is at 1,225. Timmons, a second-team All-Conference USA selection in 2010-11, also has 614 career rebounds. Callahan is the Green Wave's career leader in 3-pointers made and is just seven makes away from owning the single season record for 3-pointers.
Men's Basketball Mounts 19-Point Comeback Win at Houston
Ricky Tarrant's lay-up and free throw with two-second remaining capped the Tulane men's basketball team's, 88-85, come-from-behind win over Houston on Saturday afternoon at Hofheinz Pavilion in a Conference USA contest.
Tulane will also be looking to snap a season-long three game losing streak. The Green Wave is coming off an 88-85 loss at East Carolina on Wednesday night.
"We are coming off our best game of the season, at least on the offensive end," Tulane head coach Ed Conroy said. "We know that if we continue to play that well the wins will come. We also know that Houston is coming in having won two in a row and are playing good basketball right now."
Houston (17-11, 6-9 C-USA) defeated Marshall, 103-76, and Rice, 84-62, in their last two games.
Both teams are still playing for seeding in next week's Conference USA Championship. A win by Tulane means the Green Wave will be the No. 8 seed. A loss and Tulane could finish anywhere between ninth and 11th.
Tulane is led into the game by junior forward Josh Davis' 17.4 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Sophomore guard Ricky Tarrant adds 16.5 points and 3.5 assists per outing.
Houston is led by sophomore guard Joseph Young's 18.0 points per game and sophomore forward TaShawn Thomas' 17.0 points and 9.8 rebounds per contest.
This will be the 30th meeting between the two schools. Tulane took a 15-14 series lead with the come-from-behind 88-85 victory on Feb. 9 in Houston. The Green Wave also lead the series, 9-4, in games played in New Orleans, including three straight wins.
Both teams will open the Conference USA Championship on Wednesday at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. Game times for the tournament will be set at the conclusion of the games on Saturday.
Tulane (18-12, 6-9 C-USA)
G 2 Ricky Tarrant 6-2 190 So. 16.5 ppg 2.8 rpg 3.5 apg
G 5 Jordan Callahan 6-0 190 Sr. 10.9 ppg 2.5 rpg 1.9 apg
F 22 Kendall Timmons 6-5 215 Sr. 7.2 ppg 4.4 rpg 2.2 apg
F 00 Josh Davis 6-8 215 Jr. 17.4 ppg 10.4 rpg 1.8 apg
C 34 Tre Drye 6-6 218 So. 4.6 ppg 5.3 rpg 0.6 spg
Houston (17-11, 6-9 C-USA)
G 0 Joseph Young 6-3 185 So. 18.0 ppg 3.7 rpg
G 14 Tione Womack 6-1 170 Jr. 2.2 ppg 1.5 rpg
F 15 Leon Gibson 6-9 245 Sr. 6.0 ppg 5.6 rpg
F 23 Danuel House 6-7 195 Fr. 12.7 ppg 5.0 rpg
F 35 TaShawn Thomas 6-8 235 So. 17.0 ppg 9.8 rpg