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Men's Basketball Hosts Northern Kentucky Saturday Night

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Junior Jay Hook is averaging 18.3 points and 9.8 rebounds per game
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Nov. 22, 2013

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NEW ORLEANS - After opening the Cure UCD Classic with a 68-58 victory over visiting Cedarville on Wednesday afternoon, the Tulane men's basketball team looks to keep rolling when they host Northern Kentucky at 9 p.m. CT on Saturday in the second game of the classic.

The game is part of a rare football-basketball double header as the Green Wave take on UTEP on the gridiron at 2:30 p.m. CT in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Fans with a ticket stub from the football game will be able to purchase a$5 ticket for admission into the basketball game.

Fans will also be treated to a 610 Stompers performance at halftime of the hoops game.

Tulane (4-0) is led by a trio of guards this early part of the season. Sophomore Louis Dabney leads the way with an 18.8 scoring average and a 7.8 rebounds per game mark. Junior Jay Hook is next with 18.3 points and 9.8 boards per outing, while freshman Jonathan Stark is posting 16.0 points and 5.5 assists per contest.

As a team, the Green Wave are averaging 71.8 points per game and have outscored opponents by an average of 8.3 points in the four games. Tulane is shooting at a 40.3 clip from the field and has connected on 27-of-74 three-pointers.

Northern Kentucky (0-4) opened the season with a heartbreaking one-point loss at Purdue and is coming off a 74-61 loss at home to Morehead State.

The Norse are led by Jordan Jackson's 13.5 points per game average and Daniel Camps' 10.7 scoring mark. As a team, NKU is posting 61.0 points per game and is shooting 34.2 percent from the floor.

"This Northern Kentucky team likes to spread you out and take a lot of threes," Tulane head coach Ed Conroy said. "We will have to be very good defensively and good on the perimeter. We also want to get our bigs involved more and take advantage of the height difference."

The Norse have attempted 110 three-pointers in the four games of the season.

Tulane's roster features six players at 6-8 or taller, while NKU's tallest player is 6-7.

The Green Wave will host Colgate on Tuesday at 7 p.m. CT in a game not included in the Cure UCD Classic. The classic will continue in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with games against Texas State on Friday and Southeast Missouri State on Saturday.

Tickets for the 2013-14 Tulane men's basketball games are available for as low as $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. 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.

PROBABLE STARTERS
Tulane (4-0)

G 2 Jonathan Stark 6-0 160 Fr. 16.0 ppg 2.3 rpg 5.5 apg Munford, Tenn.
G 0 Louis Dabney 6-3 210 So. 18.8 ppg 7.8 rpg 2.3 apg New Orleans, La.
F 24 Jay Hook 6-3 178 Jr. 18.3 ppg 9.8 rpg 1.0 apg Waco, Texas
F 34 Tre Drye 6-6 218 Jr. 8.8 ppg 11.3 rpg 0.8 bpg Baton Rouge, La.
F 20 Kevin Thomas 6-9 225 Sr. 0.0 ppg 1.0 rpg 0.8 bpg Waco, Texas

Northern Kentucky (0-4)
G 5 Matt Rosenwinkel 6-2 200 Fr. 2.3 ppg 1.0 rpg Rochelle, Ill.
G 10 Tyler White 6-3 180 So. 8.3 rpg 1.7 rpg Lima, Ohio
G 23 Todd Johnson 5-9 170 So. 6.0 ppg 3.3 apg Elkhart, Ind.
F 15 Daniel Camps 6-5 220 Fr. 10.7 ppg 3.3 rpg Fayetteville, N.C.
F 20 Jake Giesler 6-7 230 So. 5.8 ppg 7.5 rpg Ft. Thomas, Ky.