Women's Hoops Set To Face George Mason At 4:30

The Tulane women's basketball team wraps up a two-game home stand on Saturday, as the Green Wave play host to George Mason at Fogelman Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for approximately 4:30 p.m. as the contest is part of the doubleheader with the Tulane men's basketball team

The Tulane women's basketball team wraps up a two-game home stand on Saturday, as the Green Wave play host to George Mason at Fogelman Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for approximately 4:30 p.m. as the contest is part of the doubleheader with the Tulane men's basketball team. The Green Wave men will face Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 2 p.m. with the women's game starting 30 minutes after the conclusion of the men's contest.

Tulane enters Saturday's game with a 1-1 record after splitting its first two contests of the 2003-04 season. The Wave opened the season with a hard-fought 70-67 loss to in-state rival UL Monroe before returning home to post a 73-58 win over Pac 10 foe Oregon State on Tuesday.

Through the first two games of the season, the Green Wave have been led in scoring by Lakethia Hampton, who has averaged 18.5 points per game. The junior has also been the Wave's top rebounder, pulling down 8.0 caroms per contest. Junior Kinya Lennix and senior Kelly Nadeau are also averaging double figures in points, chipping in 12.5 and 12.0 points per game respectively.

Hampton led the way in Tulane's 73-58 win over Oregon State this past Tuesday, scoring a career-high 23 points and grabbing eight rebounds.

George Mason enters Saturday's game with an 0-1 record after dropping a 72-63 decision to Georgetown in their season-opener on Wednesday night. The Patriots had four players score in double figures, led by forward Vernessa Neamo who had 11 points and 13 rebounds. Jen Derevjanik added 18 points and five assists, while Laura Kooij and Jen Daniels each chipped in 10 points. Mason returns four starters and 11 letterwinners from last season's team that posted a 14-12 record.

The Mason roster features seven players who stand 6-1 or taller, including three who are at least 6-3. Tulane will counter with a guard-oriented line-up that has forced an average of 22.5 turnovers in its first two contests.

Saturday's game marks the first ever match-up between Tulane and George Mason, though the Green Wave sport an 8-5 all-time record against members of the Colonial Athletic Association.

Following Saturday's game, Tulane will travel to Ruston, La., for a Tuesday meeting with Louisiana Tech.


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