Nov. 17, 2011
NEW ORLEANS - After posting an impressive victory over Nicholls State on Tuesday, the Tulane men's basketball teams takes the floor Friday looking to keep the momentum going against Maryland-Eastern Shore in a 12:30 p.m. tip in the final game of the three-game season-opening homestand.
The Green Wave (2-0) defeated Nicholls State, 96-50, in a complete team effort on Tuesday. Josh Davis posted his second double double in as many games with 23 points and 11 rebounds, while Kendall Timmons added 20 points and Jordan Callahan collected 16 points.
Friday afternoon's game marks the third in a stretch that has Tulane playing nine games in a three week span.
"So far the guys have done a good job of controlling their attitude and effort each day and hopefully we can continue to make progress each time we take the floor in a game environment," Tulane head coach Ed Conroy said. "We have to focus on getting better and if each one of the guys can keep improving then we can keep playing a lot of guys and that will help us get through this stretch."
Davis leads Tulane with 19.0 points and 11.5 rebounds per game, while Timmons is posting 18.0 points and 3.0 boards per outing. Callahan is the third double figure scorer with 11.5 per game, while Ricky Tarrant is adding 9.5 points and 3.5 assists per contest.
UMES (1-1) is coming off a thrilling 64-62 victory at home over American on Monday night. The Hawks opened the season with a road loss at George Washington.
Louis Bell leads UMES with 13.0 points per game, including a 21-point performance in the win over American.
"Coach Allen always does a good job with his teams," Conroy said. "They have good size and are athletic. They will pose a challenge for us on the boards. They also have a couple guys that are aggressive scorer so we will need to do a good job of locking them down."
This will be the second meeting between the two schools. Tulane won the only other meeting, 91-62, to open last season at Princess Anne , Md.
The Green Wave hit the road for the first time this season next when they make a visit to the United States Naval Academy to face Navy on Tuesday at 6 p.m. CT.
G 2 Ricky Tarrant 6-1 180 Fr. 9.5 ppg 0.5 rpg 3.5 apg
G 5 Jordan Callahan 6-0 190 Jr. 11.5 ppg 2.0 rpg 2.0 apg
G 22 Kendall Timmons 6-5 210 Jr. 18.0 ppg 3.0 rpg 2.5 apg
F 00 Josh Davis 6-8 215 So. 19.0 ppg 11.5 rpg 2.5 spg
F 15 Grant Fiorentinos 6-10 220 Fr. 4.5 ppg 4.5 rpg 1.0 apg
G 5 Louis Bell 6-4 180 So. 13.0 ppg 2.0 rpg 0.5 apg
G 12 Percy Woods 6-0 170 Jr. 7.5 ppg 3.0 rpg 5.0 apg
G 24 Hillary Haley 6-6 200 Sr. 8.5 ppg 3.5 rpg
F 32 Tyler Hines 6-6 234 Sr. 6.5 ppg 10.0 rpg 1.0 spg
F 33 TJ Kosile 6-11 240 Jr. 5.0 ppg 5.5 rpg 0.5 apg