Nov. 19, 2007
NEW ORLEANS - The Tulane women's basketball team will celebrate Thanksgiving on the court, as it heads to the Cancun Caribbean Challenge for games Wednesday and Thursday. The Green Wave (3-1) will take on Kansas State Wednesday and Northern Illinois on Thursday at the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico.
The trip is Tulane's first outside the continental United States since a 2001 championship at the San Juan Shootout in Puerto Rico. Tulane also finished third at the 1995 Northern Lights Invitational in Anchorage, Alaska.
The Green Wave continue to face other teams from major conferences in non-conference play. After downing the SEC's Alabama, and taking on Georgia Tech of the ACC, Tulane will meet the Big XII's Kansas State Wildcats on Wednesday at 3 p.m. CT
On Thanksgiving Day, Tulane will meet Northern Illinois at 5 p.m. Live audio will be the only media for the games, available exclusively at TulaneGreenWave.com.
Tulane is off to a 3-1 start to the season, with wins over Alabama, Stephen F. Austin and Winthrop. The Wave are holding teams to just 54.8 points per game, while junior Ashley Langford (12.8 points per game), senior guard Nikki Luckhurst (11.3 PPG) and Brittany Lindsey (10.5 PPG) give Tulane three scorers in double-figures.
The Wave are coming off a 63-52 win over Winthrop, Sunday afternoon behind the first career double-double from Megan Valicevic. The junior guard/forward from The Woodlands, Texas posted a career-high 10 rebounds and tied her career-best with 14 points.
The Cancun Caribbean Challenge will wrap up a stretch of five games in nine days for Tulane, beginning Nov. 13 against Georgia Tech, continuing with a road win at Stephen F. Austin Nov. 16, and a home win over Winthrop on Nov. 18.