Jan. 10, 2000
NEW ORLEANS, La - - The Tulane women's basketball team earned its highest ranking in school history on Monday, as the Green Wave checked in at No. 13 in the latest Associated Press poll.
The Green Wave, one of just three unbeatens at 14-0, was the highest mover in Monday's poll, jumping from 19th last week to 13th this week. Tulane's best showing had been at No. 18, recorded last season after the Wave had improved to 17-2.
In addition, Tulane jumped five places in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll, moving from 20th to 15th, marking its highest ever showing in that ranking.
Tulane (14-0, 3-0 C-USA) is off to the best start in Conference USA history, as the 14 straight wins eclipsed the previous best run of 13 straight set by Marquette during the 1997-98 season. Senior All-American Grace Daley is listed as the nation's fifth-leading scorer, while junior Janell Burse is ranked 19th. Burse is also ranked 14th nationally in rebounding, tied for 19th in blocked shots and 20th in field goal percentage, giving her a listing in four national statistical categories. With Daley and Burse ranked, Tulane is the only school in the country to have two players in the national Top 20 in scoring.
The Green Wave return to action on Friday, travelling to face Conference USA foe Cincinnati.