Men's Basketball Hosts Colgate Tuesday Night

TULANEGREENWAVE.COM <b> Freshman Jonathan Stark leads the team with 5.2 assists per game</b>
Freshman Jonathan Stark leads the team with 5.2 assists per game

Nov. 25, 2013

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NEW ORLEANS - Looking to bounce back after the first setback of the season, the Tulane men's basketball teams hosts Colgate at 7 p.m. CT Tuesday in Devlin Fieldhouse.

The game will be aired live on the Tulane IMG Sports Network (WMTI 106.1 FM in the New Orleans area) and will be streamed live at www.tulanegreenwave.com.

The Green Wave (4-1) dropped a heartbreaker, 91-86, in overtime to visiting Northern Kentucky on Saturday night in the second game of the Cure UCD Classic. Jay Hook led the way with a career-high 29 points, while Jonathan Stark added 24 and Louis Dabney had 19.

"We know we have a long way to go and we know there will be some bumps in the road," Tulane head coach Ed Conroy said. "We just have to keep our focus and that focus is getting better all the time."

Tulane is led by Hook's 20.4 points per game average and his 9.8 rebounding average. Dabney is adding 18.8 points per outing, while Stark is posting 17.6 points and 5.2 assists per contest.

As a team, the Green Wave are shooting 41.9 percent from the floor and have been averaging 74.6 points per game, while allowing 69.0.

Colgate (2-2) has won back-to-back home games over Cornell and St. Francis, but has lost both games on the road this season, including an 11-point loss to Wake Forest and a 19-point loss to Syracuse.

The Raiders are led by Murphy Burnatowski's 15.8 points and Ethan Jacobs' 12.3 average.

Colgate is averaging 72.5 points and is shooting 47.0 percent from the floor. The Raiders are also one of the best three-point shooting teams in the nation and have made 48-of-106 this season.

"Colgate is one of the most efficient offenses in the country right now," Conroy said. "They like to spread it out and all of their guys like to shoot the three. This will be a heck of a challenge."

Tulane will return to action this weekend in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with games against Texas State on Friday at 4 p.m. CT and Southeast Missouri State on Saturday at 4 p.m. CT.

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.

Tulane (4-1)
G 2 Jonathan Stark 6-0 160 Fr. 17.6 ppg 2.4 rpg 5.2 apg Munford, Tenn.
G 0 Louis Dabney 6-3 210 So. 18.8 ppg 6.8 rpg 1.8 apg New Orleans, La.
G 24 Jay Hook 6-3 178 Jr. 20.4 ppg 9.6 rpg 61.5 3FG Waco, Texas
F 34 Tre Drye 6-6 218 Jr. 8.6 ppg 10.4 rpg 0.6 bpg Baton Rouge, La.
F 15 Ryan Smith 6-10 240 Fr. 0.5 ppg 2.5 rpg 1.0 bpg Wildomar, Calif.

Colgate (2-2)
G 1 Austin Tillotson 6-0 175 So. 11.0 ppg 6.3 apg York, Pa.
G 4 Luke Roh 6-4 195 Jr. 7.5 ppg 3.8 apg Scottsdale, Ariz.
G 5 Pat Moore 6-5 200 Sr. 10.5 ppg 2.0 rpg Whitesboro, N.Y.
F 13 Murphy Burnatowski 6-7 230 Sr. 15.8 ppg 4.8 rpg Waterloo, Ontario
C 53 Ethan Jacobs 6-11 235 Jr. 12.3 ppg 5.3 rpg Tipton, Ind.