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
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Career Notes: Two-year letterwinner has played in 62 games with 12 starts for her career...enters junior season averaging 4.98 points, 3.37 rebounds, 0.92 blocks, 0.29 assists and 0.26 steals per game...in Tulane career history, ranks seventh in blocks per game and tied for 11th in blocked shots (57)...in single-season history, sits 18th in blocked shots (39 in 2013-14) and 19th in blocks per game (1.3 in 2013-14).
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.
Duru's Career Statistics
Points: 18 at UNC-Wilmington (11/22/13)
Field Goals: 7 at UNC-Wilmington (11/22/13)
Free Throws: 8 vs Tulsa (2/24/13)
Rebounds: 11 on 3 Occasions; last vs Northeastern (12/28/13)
Assists: 2 on 3 Occasions; last vs McNeese State (11/11/13)
Steals: 2 vs Memphis (1/20/13)
Blocks: 4 vs New Orleans (11/8/13)
Minutes: 34 at UNC-Wilmington (11/22/13)
Double-Figure Scoring: 11
Double-Figure Rebounds: 4