Tulane Basketball Faces First Road Test of the 2007-08 Season at Charleston Southern

TULANEGREENWAVE.COM Sophomore Eric Vianney and the Green Wave will take on Charleston Southern this Monday in a battle of unbeaten teams.
Sophomore Eric Vianney and the Green Wave will take on Charleston Southern this Monday in a battle of unbeaten teams.

Nov. 11, 2007

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Charleston, S.C. -After posting an impressive 77-62 victory over Auburn in the season opener, the Tulane basketball team hits the road for the first time this season when the Green Wave Charleston Southern this Monday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. CST/8 p.m. EST at the North Charleston Coliseum. The game will be aired live on WIST 690 AM and over the internet at www.TulaneGreenWave.com with Todd Graffagnini describing the action and former Green Wave standout Andrew Garcia providing color analysis.

Tulane is off to a 1-0 start for the first time since the 2005-06 season and will look to improve to a 2-0 mark for the first time since the 2003-04 campaign with a win over Charleston Southern. The Wave posted a mark of 5-8 a year ago away from home and will look to improve on that total this season.

Through one game this season Tulane is averaging 77 points and 39 rebounds per game and is shooting 46.9 percent from the field, 37.5 percent from behind the three-point line and 80.6 percent from the free-throw line. Donnavan Stith led the Wave in scoring in the season opener with 12 points, while Matt Wheaton grabbed a team-best nine rebounds and Kevin Sims dished out six assists.

Charleston Southern (1-0) opened the 2007-08 campaign last Saturday night with an 85-74 victory at home against Anderson University. The Buccaneers produced an 8-5 overall mark at home last season, including a perfect 6-0 record against non-conference teams on their home floor. Head coach Barclay Radebaugh is in his third season at CSU and has a record of 22-38 at the school. The Buccaneers finished with an 8-22 mark last season.

Through one contest this season, Charleston Southern scored 85 points and grabbed 35 rebounds, while shooting 46.2 percent from the field, 35.5 percent from behind the arc and 70 percent from the foul line.

The Buccaneers fired up 31 three-point attempts in their season opener and converted 11 treys. Defensively, CSU pressured Anderson into 24 turnovers.

Monday's game marks the second all-time meeting between Tulane and Charleston Southern, and the Green Wave owns a 1-0 edge in the series. The first contest between the two schools took place a year ago in New Orleans. In the third game of the season, Tulane outlasted the Buccaneers, 75-69. The Green Wave has played four teams from the state of South Carolina and has a combined record of 13-6. The four schools are Charleston Southern (1-0), The Citadel (5-0), Clemson (2-1) and South Carolina (5-5).

Tulane's Dave Dickerson returns to his home state of South Carolina for the first time as a collegiate head coach. Dickerson is a native of Olar, S.C.