Green Wave go 20-11 overall, finish fourth in C-USA and advance to the postseason
Guard tandem of Kaplan, Latham lead five Green Wave players in double figures with 14 points each
Dale leads Green Wave with 18 points, 9 rebounds; Kaplan hands out game-high 11 assists in defeat
Tiffany Dale posts double-double with 22 points, 10 rebounds as Green Wave improve to 14-5 on the year
Blagg nails 3-pointer in final seconds as Green Wave improve to 12-5 overall, 3-1 in C-USA action
Tulane women's basketball vs Alabama in WNIT 1st Round action on March 16, 2016
Tulane WBB vs. Tulsa at Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, La. 2/20/16
Pictures from Tulane women's basketball's home victory over Southern on Dec. 18, 2015.
Tulane women's hoops defeated LSU 67-63 at home on Nov. 23, 2015
Tulane women's basketball squared off vs Green Bay in day two action of the Paradise Jam Tournament on Nov. 27, 2015
2015-16: Played in all 35 games, starting in 31, and averaged 23.2 minutes per game, which was 5th most on the team ... Achieved a season best 18 points on a season high seven made field goals at Temple (2/23); Two games later on Senior Night, Duru tacked on 16 more points on a 6-for-7 shooting day, marking her 2nd best showing ... Reeled in a career high 12 rebounds at Georgia Tech in the 2nd Round of the WNIT - then grabbed 10 boards at FGCU in the third round, marking her seventh and final double-digit rebound game of her career ... 10 double-digit scoring performances on the year which tied for the 4th most on the team - Also tied her career best of 10 set as a junior, finishing with 31 in her career ... Converted 73-of-84 from the free-throw line, good for a .869 percentage, which ranked 1st in the league and 3rd all-time in program history - Duru went 36-for-41 in conference play (.878), which ranked 2nd ... Speaking of free-throws, Duru provided a clutch performance from the line vs ECU on Jan. 23: With Tulane only up 74-73 with 17 seconds left, Duru connected on both attempts to push the lead to 76-73, as the Wave eventually closed out the 78-73 win ... Duru’s 1.3 block average ranked 5th in the league, while her 1.6 blocks during conf. play ranked 5th ... Duru earned a career high 5 blocks at SMU on Jan. 20, then matched that performance both vs Temple on Jan. 26. and vs Cincinnati on Feb. 29 ... Duru’s 143 career blocks ranks 6th on Tulane’s all-time career blocks list ... Duru owned the month of December, totaling 69 points and 32 rebounds, thus averaging 11.5 points and 5.3 boards over the 6 games - In that stretch, Duru shot 24-of-39 from the field (.615) and 21-of-25 from the free-throw line (.840) ... Duru led the team in scoring at Ole Miss, tallying 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting, including 5-of-7 from the free-throw line. Duru scored 6 of the team’s final 7 points ... With back-to-back double-digit scoring games vs UNCG and SLU, Duru was named the Tulane Classic M.V.P.
2014-15: Played 32 games, starting 14, while averaging 20.0 minutes per game ... Made 15 of her last 30 shots, scoring a combined 33 points in the final five games ... Scored a career high 23 points vs. Temple, connecting on a career best 11 made field goals on 16 shots ... Recorded 10 games with double-digit points ... In a career best stretch of four games in double figures (Jan. 27-Feb. 7), Duru amassed 57 points, shooting 62.2 percent (23-37) from the field - also averaged 6.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game in that span as well ... Scored her second highest points total of 15 at Tulsa on Feb. 28 ... Shot 51.0% from the field in conference play, which ranked sixth ... Averaged 1.2 blocks per game which ranked seventh in the American ... Scored 12 points at UCF, all in the second half - her 6-for-10 night from the free-throw line tied her season high ... Produced a season high of 10 rebounds at McNeese State (11/16), marking her fifth career high with double-digit boards ... Second on the team in offensive rebounds, averaging 1.6 per game ... American Honor Roll Recipient (2/9) ... College Sports Madness American Player of the Week (2/9)
2013-14: Saw action in 30 games with 11 starts as a sophomore...finished second on the team in field goal percentage (.458) and blocked shots (39), third in rebounds (137), fourth in free throw percentage (.700) and rebounds per game (4.6), and tied for fourth in free throws made (42) while averaging 6.5 points...ranked 10th in Conference USA and 144th in the nation in blocks per game (1.30)...scored in double figures eight times with a career-high 18 after sinking 7-of-11 field goals and 4-of-5 free throws at UNC-Wilmington (11/22)...pulled down seven or more rebounds six times with four contests of 10 or more boards, including a career-high 11 vs New Orleans (11/8), vs McNeese State (11/11) and vs Northeastern in the opening round of the Tulane/DoubleTree Classic on (12/28)...tallied three double-doubles, highlighted by a 13-point, 11-board effort vs Northeastern...had 11 multiple-block performances, including a career-high four swats vs UNO...tied a career-best with two assists vs McNeese State...posted single-steal contests vs New Orleans, vs McNeese State, vs Southeastern Louisiana (11/19), vs Ole Miss (11/30), at Auburn (12/3), vs Northeastern, at Old Dominion (1/11), vs Louisiana Tech (1/25) and vs Tulsa (2/26).
2012-13: Played in 32 games one start as a true freshman...ranked first on the team in free throw percentage (.787), second in blocked shots (18) and fourth in field goal percentage (.427) while averaging 3.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game...scored in double figures three times, including a season-best 12 points after sinking 3-of-5 field goals and all six free throw opportunities vs East Carolina (1/27)...pulled down four or more rebounds six times, including a season-high seven vs Tulsa (2/24)...tallied five multiple-block outings, including a season-best three swats vs Louisiana-Lafayette (12/19)...handed out a career-best two assists vs North Texas (12/22) and in the second round of the WNIT at Arkansas (3/24)...posted a season-high two steals vs Memphis (1/20)...off the court, named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Visa Ridge High for coach Mike Martin...named a three-star recruit, earned an 86 scout rating and ranked the No. 39 forward in the nation by ESPN.com...helped lead the Rangers to a combined 66 wins and consecutive trips to the regional finals over her final two years, including a 34-3 overall mark and a perfect 12-0 mark in District 25-4A action as a senior...named to Dazzling Dozen, earned first-team all-district recognition and claimed team Offensive MVP honors each season...tabbed all-state by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches and the Texas Girls Coaches Association while claiming District 25-4A MVP and TABC All-Region honors her final two prep seasons...as a senior, averaged 15.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game en route to being named first-team All-Central Texas and Vista Ridge Athlete of the Year...as a junior, named third-team All-Central Texas after averaging 14.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game...as a sophomore, was tabbed District 16-5A Newcomer of the Year after averaging 11.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per outing...also lettered twice in track and field...off the court, was a member of the National Honor Society and Texas Scholars.
Personal: Born Chinwendu Ifesinachi Duru on Dec. 9, 1993, in Owerri, Nigeria...daughter of Ikewueze and Loreta Duru...has one brother, C.J., and one sister, Nneoma...majoring in neuroscience.
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