Men's Basketball
Men's Basketball Closes Out 2012 At Alabama
 

 

 
 

Dec. 29, 2012

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Tulane men's basketball team closes out the 2012 year with its final non-conference road game on Sunday when they face Alabama at 5 p.m. CT at Coleman Coliseum.

The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPNU and, as always, can be heard live on the Tulane IMG Sports Network.

The Green Wave (10-3) has won four straight games, including an 83-62 victory over Hofstra in New York City on Dec. 22.

The Crimson Tide (7-4) has dropped four of five games after opening the season by winning the first six contests.

Tulane is led by Josh Davis with 18.4 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. The junior forward is scored in double figures in all 13 of the Green Wave's games, including posting 18 in the win over Hofstra. Sophomore guard Ricky Tarrant is posting 15.1 points per outing, including a season-high 28-point performance against Hofstra.

As a team, Tulane is averaging 68.5 points per game and hitting 42.4 percent from the floor.

Alabama is led by guards Trevor Lacey and Trevor Releford. Releford is averaging 16.3 points per game, while Lacey adds 13.4 per contest.

The Crimson Tide average 67.0 points per game and shoot 44.7 percent from the floor.

This will be the 84th meeting between the two former conference foes. Alabama owns a 51-32 series lead, including a 29-11 mark in Tuscaloosa. The series began in 1916 and the last meeting was on Dec. 5, 1998.

Tulane opens the New Year when they close out the non-conference schedule by hosting Wofford on Friday at 7 p.m. CT.
PROBABLE STARTERS
Tulane (10-3)
G 2 Ricky Tarrant 6-2 190 So. 15.1 ppg 3.7 rpg 2.7 apg
G 5 Jordan Callahan 6-0 190 Sr. 12.7 ppg 2.4 rpg 1.5 apg
F 22 Kendall Timmons 6-5 215 Sr. 6.8 ppg 4.8 rpg 2.1 apg
F 00 Josh Davis 6-8 215 Jr. 18.4 ppg 9.9 rpg 2.2 apg
C 34 Tre Drye 6-6 218 So. 5.0 ppg 6.6 rpg 0.6 spg

Alabama (7-4)
G 5 Trevor Lacey 6-3 215 So. 13.4 ppg 3.8 rpg
G 12 Trevor Releford 6-0 195 Jr. 16.3 ppg 2.8 rpg
G 20 Levi Randolph 6-5 205 So. 7.5 ppg 3.5 rpg
F 21 Rodney Cooper 6-6 215 So. 12.7 ppg 4.5 rpg
F 24 Devonta Pollard 6-8 200 Fr. 6.3 ppg 4.0 rpg

 

 

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