Tulane Men Look To Remain Perfect At Home

Tulane men's basketball team returns to action on Tuesday evening as the second-half of a Green Wave basketball doubleheader at Fogelman Arena. The evening opens with the Wave women hosting Portland at 6 p.m., followed by the men against North Carolina A&T. Tickets are available by calling 504-861-WAVE

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Tulane men's basketball team returns to action on Tuesday evening as the second-half of a Green Wave basketball doubleheader at Fogelman Arena. The evening opens with the Wave women hosting Portland at 6 p.m., followed by the men against North Carolina A&T. Tickets are available by calling 504-861-WAVE.

All Tulane men's basketball games are broadcast by the Tulane ISP Radio Network, which includes WTIX AM 690 in New Orleans and WJSH FM 104.7 on the Northshore.

Tulane, which is 3-4 overall, is a perfect 3-0 at home following Saturday's 74-55 victory over Savannah State. In that game, the Green Wave controlled the boards in the second half, 31-12, and outscored the Tigers, 42-24, to cruise to the victory. Quincy Davis continued to scorch the nets, hitting 8-of-11 shots for 17 points while Marcus Kinzer had 14 points, six rebounds, eight assists and three steals with just two turnovers.

"Quincy and Marcus did a good job for us on Saturday," Tulane head coach Shawn Finney said. "But we still need to get consistency from everyone on the team."

The Wave will be facing a talented scorer on Tuesday as North Carolina A&T is led by sophomore Sean Booker, a 6-3 guard from Louisville, who is averaging 18.8 points per game. The Aggies, members of the MEAC, come to Fogelman with a 1-9 record following a 71-49 loss to Nebraska on Saturday despite 18 points from Booker. Senior guard Steven Koger is next in the scoring column with 8.8 points per game, while Booker also leads the team with 4.0 rebounds per outing. The Aggies' lone win came against High Point at home, while eight of the losses have been in road games to the likes of Texas A&M, Louisville and New Mexico.

"Booker is a big-time scorer," Finney said. "He does a great job of creating his own shot; we need to do a good job defensively and make him shoot contested shots all night."

Following Tuesday's game, Tulane will take a short break before departing for El Paso on Christmas Day. The Green Wave opens action at the State Farm Sun Bowl Tournament on Monday, Dec. 27 against Princeton at 10 p.m. (Central time). The other first round game pits host UTEP against Alabama State. The championship and consolation games will be played on Dec. 28 at 8:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.


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