Dec. 3, 2013
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Tulane men's basketball three-game road swing continues on Wednesday when the Green Wave visit Wake Forest at the Joel Coliseum for a 6 p.m. CT tip.
The Green Wave (4-4) opened the road trip with a pair of games in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, last weekend. Tulane fell to Texas State on Friday and Southeast Missouri on Saturday.
Sophomore guard Louis Dabney leads Tulane with a scoring average of 20.5 points per game. The New Orleans, native is also pulling in 6.0 rebounds per game. Freshman guard Jonathan Stark is adding 18.1 points per outing and is dishing out a team-high 4.1 assists. Junior guard Jay Hook is chipping in 17.5 points and 7.1 rebounds, while shooting 54.5 percent from three-point range.
As a team, the Green Wave average 72.9 points per outing and are shooting 43.3 percent from the field, including 35.4 percent from three-point land.
"It gets no easier for us," Tulane head coach Ed Conroy said. "I've said all along, I think our early season schedule is going to be very challenging and certainly when you look at our slate of games coming up, there are no nights where we won't be really tested and challenged and it starts with a road game at Wake Forest."
Wake Forest (6-2) is returning home, where the Demon Deacons are 5-0 this season, for the first time since Nov. 21 after three games in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Wake dropped two of three in the Battle 4 Atlantis with a win over USC and losses to Kansas and Tennessee.
The Demon Deacons are led by four players in double figures, including sophomore guard Codi Miller-McIntyre's team-high 17.6. Sophomore forward Devin Thomas is adding 11.6 points and a team-high 9.1 rebounds per game.
Wake, as a team, averages 80.8 points per game and is shooting 45.4 percent from the field, including 34.3 percent from three-point range.
This will be the fifth meeting between the two schools, but the first since a Feb. 3, 1992 when Wake defeated the Green Wave, 69-66, in Winston-Salem. Wake owns a 4-0 mark against Tulane, including 1-0 in games played in Winston-Salem.
Tulane returns home Saturday to host Jackson State at 2 p.m. CT in Devlin Fieldhouse.
G 2 Jonathan Stark 6-0 160 Fr. 18.1 ppg 2.9 rpg 4.1 apg Munford, Tenn.
G 0 Louis Dabney 6-3 210 So. 20.5 ppg 6.0 rpg 1.6 apg New Orleans, La.
G 24 Jay Hook 6-3 178 Jr. 17.5 ppg 7.8 rpg 54.5 3FG Waco, Texas
F 34 Tre Drye 6-6 218 Jr. 6.8 ppg 7.1 rpg 0.4 bpg Baton Rouge, La.
F 15 Ryan Smith 6-10 240 Fr. 0.6 ppg 1.9 rpg 0.9 bpg Wildomar, Calif.
Wake Forest (6-2)
G 0 Codi Miller-McIntyre 6-3 195 So. 17.6 ppg 4.5 apg Concord, N.C.
G 1 Madison Jones 6-1 160 So. 5.3 ppg 4.0 apg Raleigh, N.C.
F 2 Devin Thomas 6-9 245 So. 11.6 ppg 9.1 rpg Harrisburg, Pa.
F 30 Travis McKie 6-7 220 Sr. 11.0 ppg 5.8 rpg Richmond, Va.
F 34 Tyler Cavanaugh 6-9 230 So. 8.0 ppg 5.3 rpg Dewitt, N.Y.