Nov. 24, 2008
NEW ORLEANS- The Tulane basketball team returns to action this Tuesday at 7 p.m. with a first-time meeting against the Albany State Golden Rams at Fogelman Arena. Tickets to the Tulane-Albany State game are available online at TulaneGreenWave.com, by calling (504) 861-WAVE (9283) or by visiting the ticket office located inside the James W. Wilson Center. Fans who purchase a ticket to the Tulane men's game vs. Albany State will receive a free ticket to the Green Wave women's game at Fogelman Arena on Wednesday night against Louisiana Lafayette at 7 p.m.
TU (2-1) is 2-0 at home this season and has won its last six straight decisions at home against non-league opponents. Through three games this season, junior Kevin Sims leads the Wave in scoring with 16.7 points per game and assists with 3.0 per outing, while classmate Asim McQueen is the team's top rebounder with 7.3 boards per outing.
In its two home games this season, the Green Wave dispatched McNeese State in the season opener, 68-62, behind 17 points each from guards Kevin Sims and Kris Richard, and got by Nicholls State, 72-70, with 22 points and 7 assists from Sims and Eric Vianney's two free throws with 0:05 remaining.
Albany State (1-0) opened its season last Saturday with a 76-66 victory at home over Georgia Southwestern. Scheraun King led the way with 17 points, while Sean Glenn and James Clark each finished in double figures with 15 and 12 points, respectively. King also finished with a team-best eight rebounds. Albany State shot 50.9 percent from the field, including 37.5 percent from behind the three-point line, and 51.9 percent from the foul line.
Tulane will face off against one of its own when it takes the floor Tuesday night against Albany State. Former standout Chris Cameron (1993-97) returns to his alma mater (Tulane, 1997) as the head coach of the Golden Rams. Cameron is in his third year at ASU and has a mark of 32-29 at the school. During his rookie season, he was named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year after leading Albany State to the SIAC league title and to an NCAA Tournament playoff appearance.
During his career as a Green Wave, he was a teammate of current TU assistant coach Kim Lewis and helped TU to four postseason appearances, including the NCAA Tourney second round in 1994-95 and to 83 victories.
Tulane will honor its newly crowned 2008 Conference USA Regular Season and Tournament Champion volleyball team during halftime. The Green Wave defeated UAB in the finals of the C-USA Tournament this past Sunday, 3-2, and will receive the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. The team will be presented their C-USA Championships watches during halftime festivities.