NEW ORLEANS, La.– After falling in its first two Conference USA games last weekend, the Tulane women's basketball team hits the road this weekend, playing at Memphis on Friday and Saint Louis on Sunday, in search of its first league victory of the season.
The Green Wave enter Friday's game at 8-7 overall and 0-2 in conference play after a 78-66 loss to TCU on Sunday and a heartbreaking 55-54 defeat against Houston on Friday night at Fogelman Arena.
Senior forward Lakethia Hampton paces Tulane, with 18.8 points to and 7.9 rebounds per game, while junior guard D'Aundra Henry chips in 13.5 points and 4.7 assists each outing. Senior forward Tymeka Moore is the Green Wave's second-leading rebounder, clearing 5.1 boards a contest.
Memphis (7-8, 0-2), picked to finish seventh in C-USA, goes into Friday's game on a four-game losing skid. The Tigers are also in search of their first conference victory after dropping games to Charlotte (72-65) and East Carolina (60-47) last weekend. Victoria Crawford leads Memphis in scoring, averaging 13.3 points per game, while Jennifer Sullivan adds 12.2 points each outing. Raven Rogers is the team's leading rebounder with 8.2 a game.
"Memphis will be one of the best transition offense teams we'll play," Tulane head coach Lisa Stockton said. "They put five players on the floor that can score. We are going to have to handle their athleticism and switching defenses."
Following Friday night's 7 p.m. tip in Memphis, the Green Wave continues north to Missouri, for a Sunday afternoon showdown with the Billikens, who currently own a record of 1-14, 0-2.
"Saint Louis has some young, talented players that have struggled early, but are playing better," Stockton said. "Their gym (Bauman-Eberhart Center) is a very difficult place to play."
The Conference USA Television Network will broadcast Sunday's game live on Cox Sports (Channel 37 in New Orleans), with a 2 p.m. tip-off. Both games will be broadcast live on the radio on the flagship station of Tulane women's basketball, WRBH 88.3 fm, with Tim Grubbs calling the action.
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