Women's Basketball Returns to Action

TULANEGREENWAVE.COM Kelly Scanlon and the <br> Green Wave return to <br> action on Thursday
Kelly Scanlon and the
Green Wave return to
action on Thursday

Dec. 20, 2000

NEW ORLEANS, La. - - The Tulane women's basketball team returns to action on Thursday, as the Green Wave play host to Boston University at Fogelman Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

The contest will be Tulane's first action in 11 days, as the Wave have not played since a Dec. 10 match-up with No. 14 LSU due to semester exams. The game will also be Tulane's first home game since a Dec. 4 meeting with No. 13 Southwest Missouri State and just the Wave's fourth home game so far this season.

Both Tulane and Boston enter the game with identical 4-5 records. The Green Wave opened the season with wins in three of its first four games before dropping four of its next five contests. However, all four of those losses have come to teams that reached postseason play last season and have been by an average of just 4.75 points per game. In addition, three of those four losses have come on the road.

Tulane is led in scoring by All-American center Janell Burse, who is averaging 18.7 points and 10.7 rebounds per contest. The senior is also connecting on a team-best 61.6 percent of her shots.

After opening the season with three straight losses, Boston has won four of its last six games, including a 66-62 decision over Hofstra the last time out. Freshman forward Katie Terhune is leading the Terriers in scoring with 19.8 points per game, while pulling down 5.9 rebounds per contest.

Thursday's contest marks the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

After Thursday's game, the Green Wave take a short break for Christmas before returning to play host to the Tulane/DoubleTree Classic on Dec. 27-28. In addition to the host Green Wave, the tournament features Long Beach State, William & Mary and Hartford.