Dec. 20, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - In the final games before the holiday break, the Tulane men's basketball team hosts the four-team Westin Holiday Classic on Saturday and Sunday at Devlin Fieldhouse. The Green Wave will take on Alabama State at 2 p.m. CT to open the classic on Saturday, while Northeastern and UW-Milwaukee will square off in the second game.
The Green Wave will then take on Northeastern at 5 p.m. CT on Sunday, following Alabama State vs. UW-Milwaukee's 3 p.m. CT tip.
Holmes Leads Green Wave In Victory Over ASU
Aaron Holmes scored a career-high 19 points to lead five Tulane men's basketball players in double figures as the Green Wave defeated Alabama State, 84-69, on Tuesday night in Fogelman Arena.
Alabama State enters the weekend having won four of the last five games, including a 59-52 victory over Western Illinois on Monday.
Northeastern, Tulane's Sunday opponent comes into the weekend with a 2-8 overall record and losers of six straight, but the Huskies did defeat nationally ranked Georgetown back on Nov. 21 in Puerto Rico.
"This is business at hand for us with two good opponents in Alabama State and Northeastern," Tulane head coach Ed Conroy said. "Both of these teams will really challenge our guys and they are anxious to get back out there after having some great practices after the Washington game."
The Green Wave are led by a trio of guards. Sophomore Louis Dabney is posting 20.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, while Stark, a freshman, is adding 17.8 points and 4.3 assists per outing and junior Jay Hook is scoring 16.8 points and grabbing 6.7 boards per contest.
This will be the sixth meeting between Tulane and Alabama State. The Green Wave won the previous five, including the last one, an 84-69 victory on Nov. 30, 2010 in New Orleans.
Tulane and Northeastern have met two previous times. The Huskies won both, including the last meeting, 79-73, on Jan. 21, 1991 in Boston.
The Green Wave return to action after the holiday break on Dec. 28 when they face Kansas State in Brooklyn's Barclay's Center. The game will tip at 4 p.m. CT and be aired live on Fox Sports 1.
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.
G 2 Jonathan Stark 6-0 160 Fr. 17.8 ppg 2.7 rpg 4.3 apg Munford, Tenn.
G 0 Louis Dabney 6-3 210 So. 20.0 ppg 5.3 rpg 1.9 apg New Orleans, La.
G 24 Jay Hook 6-3 178 Jr. 16.8 ppg 6.7 rpg 51.9 3FG Waco, Texas
F 34 Tre Drye 6-6 218 Jr. 5.8 ppg 7.3 rpg 0.6 spg Baton Rouge, La.
F 41 Tomas Bruha 7-0 235 Sr. 1.9 ppg 1.4 rpg 61.5 FG% Prague, Czech Rep.
Alabama State (4-3)
G 3 DeMarcus Robinson 5-10 165 Jr.
G 12 Terrance LeFlore 6-1 170 Fr.
F 2 Luther Page 6-6 190 Jr.
F 4 Brandon Graham 6-7 195 Jr.
F 22 Maurice Strong 6-5 210 Jr.
G 2 Demetrius Pollard 6-2 200 Jr.
G 4 David Walker 6-6 176 So.
G 10 T.J. Williams 6-3 190 Fr.
F 43 Scott Eatherton 6-8 219 Jr.
F 44 Reggie Spencer 6-7 210 Jr.