Women's Basketball
Tulane Green Wave Guns For 14-0 Start Against Memphis Lady Tigers
 
Grace Daley and the Green Wave can set the C-USA record for consecutive wins by beating Memphis on Sunday.
 
Grace Daley and the Green Wave can set the C-USA record for consecutive wins by beating Memphis on Sunday.
 
 

Jan. 8, 2000

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Undefeated Tulane will look again to Grace Daley in attempting the longest winning streak in the history of Conference USA Sunday when it squares off against Memphis.

Daley, a 5-8 senior guard from Ocala, Fla., is the fifth leading scorer in the nation at 23.5 points. With her help, the Green Wave (13-0, 1-0 C-USA) have already notched the best start in school history and can break the record for consecutive victories by a Conference USA team with a win over Memphis.

Marquette is the only other Conference USA team that has started with 13 consecutive wins, set during the 1997-98 season.

Tulane, among three unbeaten teams in Division I, also seeks its 16th straight win at home. The Green Wave joins Connecticut (13-0) and North Carolina State (13-0) with unblemished records.

Tulane's streaks nearly came to an end Friday against Alabama-Birmingham.

The Green Wave erased an eight-point deficit in the final 4:16 and escaped with a 74-73 victory over UAB. Daley proved the difference down the stretch, scoring five straight points to pull the Green Wave within three. Jannell Burse capped Tulane's game-ending 9-0 run by hitting two free throws with 40 seconds left.

Daley scored 16 of her 23 points in the second half, grabbed six rebounds and handed out a team-high five assists.

Burse, who had 15 points and seven boards against UAB, ranks among the top 20 in scoring (20.0) and rebounding (10.5).

Memphis (7-6, 1-1) had a four-game winning streak snapped Friday with an 84-71 loss at Southern Mississippi.

Lauren Jackson scored a team-high 13 points but hit just 5-of-13 from the field. The Lady Tigers shot 41.5 percent (27-for-65) overall.

After losing 92-69 to Tennessee in early December, the Tigers hadn't lost a game until running into the Golden Eagles.

 

 

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