Nov. 15, 2012
NEW ORLEANS - After logging the first win in Devlin Fieldhouse on Tuesday night, the Tulane men's basketball team will look to make it two in a row when they host Nebraska Omaha at 12:30 p.m. CT on Friday in the second of three home games as part of the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic.
The Green Wave (1-1) defeated Bethune-Cookman, 65-55, on Tuesday night in the first men's game at the newly restored fieldhouse in the first game of the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic. Tulane will also host Chicago State as part of the Classic on Sunday before heading to Lincoln, Neb., to take on the Cornhuskers next Wednesday in the final game of the event.
Omaha (1-2) is coming off a 91-63 loss at Texas Tech on Wednesday night in the first of a 10-game road swing for the Mavericks.
Friday marks the second annual "School Day at Tulane" where local schools are encouraged to bring their students to the game on a fieldtrip.
"We hope to have the same success for the event that we had last year," Tulane head coach Ed Conroy said. "They are the next generation of Tulane Green Wave fans so I can't wait to see them in here and hopefully we can get this place rocking."
Last year Tulane defeated Maryland-Eastern Shore, 73-52, in the School Day game in front of 2,885 fans.
"We are still a work in progress with some things and with our rotation," Conroy said. "Each game we've had some positives, but we know we have to keep working hard and continue the process."
Tulane has averaged 63.0 points per game in the first two contests. The Green Wave has also shot 38.0 percent from the floor and collected 31.0 rebounds per outing.
Four of Omaha's players are averaging in double figures led by junior center John Karhoff's 13.7 points and a team-high 4.7 rebounds. Alex Phillips has come off the bench in their three games to post 11.3 points per contest, while senior Alex Welhouse (10.3 ppg) and junior guard Justin Simmons (10.0) are also scoring in double figures.
Omaha, in its second season at NCAA Division I status as a member of the Summit League, is averaging 75.3 points per game and hitting 48.5 percent from the floor. The Mavericks have grabbed 30.3 rebounds per contest as well.
This will be the first meeting between the two schools.
Tulane will conclude a three-game homestand on Sunday when Chicago State invades Devlin Fieldhouse for a 1 p.m. CT tip.
Season tickets for the 2012-13 Tulane men's basketball season will cost $250 for reserved courtside, $125 for adult baseline, $50 for youth baseline and $300 for the "Family 4 Pack" which includes 2 adult and 2 youth tickets. 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.
G 2 Ricky Tarrant 6-2 190 So. 18.0 ppg 2.0 rpg 0.0 apg
G 5 Jordan Callahan 6-0 190 Sr. 4.0 ppg 1.0 rpg 3.0 apg
F 22 Kendall Timmons 6-5 215 Sr. 3.0 ppg 5.0 rpg 3.0 spg
F 00 Josh Davis 6-8 215 Jr. 27.0 ppg 4.0 rpg 3.0 apg
C 41 TomáÂÂ? Brůha 7-0 235 Jr. 4.0 ppg 4.0 rpg 0.0 bpg
G 10 CJ Carter 6-0 180 So. 8.7 ppg 4.0 apg
G 21 Justin Simmons 6-3 190 Jr. 10.0 ppg 2.7 apg
F 0 Koang Doluony 6-8 195 Sr. 5.3 ppg 3.0 rpg
F 31 Alex Welhouse 6-7 220 Sr. 10.3 ppg 4.7 rpg
C 44 John Karhoff 6-8 235 Jr. 13.7 ppg 4.7 rpg