Stone expected to play against Tulane

A reliable source has informed Inside theVille.com that Marvin Stone is expected to play against Tulane this afternoon in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Tournament.

Stone expected to play against Tulane

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2003
Time: 3:30 pm
Site: Freedom Hall - Louisville, KY (18,865)
Television: WDRB
Radio: WHAS (840 AM)
Last Meeting:  
National Rankings:
   TULANE              Not Ranked
   LOUISVILLE       20th AP, 16th USA Today/ ESPN
Significant injuries: Tulane- None U of L - Ellis Myles (Out)

Inside theVille.com has learned from a reliable source that Marvin Stone is expected to play this afternoon against Tulane in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Tournament.  

The Cards have been in limbo for nearly a month while the NCAA has looked into every facet of Marvin Stone's amatuer background.  And while there still may not be permanent clearance, according to this source, it is about 99% Stone will be in uniform and on the floor to open C-USA tournament action today.

The Cards will take on an athletic Tulane team that likes to get up and down the floor and shoot the three point shot.  Yesterday, Tulane advanced to the quarterfinals to face the Cardinals by defeating Houston, 74-52.

The Green Wave shot an excellent 52% from the field and made 11-22 three point shots.

Look for an uptempo, three point showdown with the Cards pulling away for a 90-65 victory in the Hall.

STATISTICAL COMPARISON

Louisville
Statistical Category

Tulane

81.2
Points
71.3
68.3
Opponent Points
67.1
+12.9
Scoring Margin
+4.2
.460
FG %
.466
.403
Opponent FG %
.423
.363
3PT FG %
.352
.298
Opponent 3PT FG %
.327
.692
Free Throw %
.666
38.0
Rebounds
35.2
36.5
Opponent Rebounds
35.2
+1.5
Rebounding Margin
-
16.7
Assists
15.8
13.0
Turnovers
14.2
4.8
Blocks
3.4

7.1

Steals

6.7

PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS

#20 Louisville Cardinals (21-6, 11-5)
Pos No. Name
Ht
Wt
Yr
PPG
RPG
APG
F 01 Kendall Dartez 6-10 220 Jr.
4.0
3.2
.5
F 32 Fancisco Garcia 6-7 185 Fr.
11.2
2.7
1.9
C 21 Marvin Stone  6-10 240 Sr.
10.6
7.4
1.5
G 5 Taquan Dean 6-3 175 Fr.
8.9
3.2
1.6
G 22 Reece Gaines 6-6 205 Sr.
18.6
2.7
5.2
Tulane (16-14, 8-8)
Pos No . Name
Ht
Wt
Yr
PPG
RPG
APG
G 03 Waitari Marsh 6-2 195 Jr.
14.5
4.5
3.3
G 44 Wayne Tinsley 6-5 215 So.
6.8
3.9
2.6
F 05 Brandon Brown 6-8 230 Sr.
13.5
7.3
2.5
F 15 Nick Sinville 6-6 230 Jr.   8.3
4.8
.7
C 02 Brandon Spann 6-1 180 Sr.
11.9
2.5
3.0

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