Senior Janique Kautsky and the Tulane women's basketball team will be featured on television four times during the 2012-13 season.
Oct. 3, 2012
NEW ORLEANS - Four Tulane women's basketball games will be televised during the 2012-13 season - including a pair of contests with the home-town fans in attendances - the respective television networks announced on Wednesday.
Tulane's home games against Auburn on Nov. 28 and Conference USA foe Southern Miss on March 3 will be carried on Cox Sports Television and the CBS Sports Network, respectively. CST will also broadcast the Tulane/LSU game in Baton Rouge on Dec. 9, and the Green Wave will be featured on the Fox Sports Network on Feb. 10 when they take on league rival Tulsa at the Reynolds Center.
"You want to get exposure for your team on the national level," Tulane head women's basketball coach Lisa Stockton said. "If you have any chance of getting ranked in the Top 25 or even for the NCAA Committee to see you early or late in the season, it's great exposure for your program. It also helps with recruiting when you can get your program on TV. When we have a crowd in our arena, it looks great on TV and that's a definite advantage for us as the home team."
Live video streaming fall all non-televised home games will also be available on-line at www.TulaneGreenWave.com to paid members of the All-Access Pass and live stats are provided free of charge on the website via GameTracker. In addition, all Tulane women's basketball games will be broadcast on the flagship station of Tulane Athletics, WIST AM 690.
The Green Wave enter the upcoming season coming off three-straight 20-win seasons, three consecutive appearances in the Conference USA Championship game and trio of postseason appearances. Last season, Tulane went 23-11 overall, finished tied for third in the C-USA regular-season standings with a 9-7 league mark, and advances to the second round of the WNIT.
Among the 10 returning players, five - senior guards Olivia Grayson and Tyria Snow, senior forward Janique Kautsky, sophomore forward Adesuwa Ebomwonyi and sophomore guard Daniell Blagg - started at least 17 games.
Grayson and Blagg - who claimed first-team All-Conference USA and C-USA Freshman of the Year honors, respectively - headline the list. Grayson led the team in with 470 points (13.8 ppg), 119 assists (3.5 apg) and 78 steals (2.3 spg) while ranking second with 200 rebounds (5.9 rpg). Blagg, meanwhile, paced the squad with 54 3-point baskets while finishing third in with 286 points (8.4 ppg). Snow was second on the squad in 111 assists (3.3 apg) and steals 70 (2.1 spg), Ebomwonyi finished second on the team with 193 rebounds (5.7 rpg), and Kautsky finished with averages of 3.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game a year ago.
Also back for the 2012-13 season are sophomore guard Jamie Kaplan (6.0 ppg, 2.4 apg), sophomore forward Tiffany Dale (4.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg), sophomore guard Katye Magee (2.3 ppg, 0.7 rpg), senior forward Brittany McDonald (1.6 ppg, 1.2 rpg) and junior center Ashley Westby (1.2 ppg, 1.6 rpg). In addition, Tulane will welcome back the talents of sophomore wing Whitney Bibbins, who missed all of last season due to injury after averaging 7.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game as a true freshman in 2010-11.
The Green Wave will also welcome the talents of three true freshmen to the squad in center Chinwe Duru (Round Rock, Texas), guard Tierra Jones (Madison, Ala.) and center Morgan Rogers (Shreveport, La.).
Tulane will open the regular season on Friday, Nov. 9, when the Green Wave play host to Louisiana Tech at 7 p.m. Season tickets for the 2012-13 Tulane women's basketball season will cost $100 for floor seats, $85 for reserved courtside and $50 for end-court general admission. For additional information, contact the Tulane Atheltics Ticket Office in person on the first floor of the James W. Wilson, Jr. Center. Information is also available over the phone at 504-861-WAVE (9283) or via the Internet at www.TulaneGreenWave.com.