Tulane Hosts DePaul Downtown At 2 p.m. Saturday

DePaul, which won the Conference USA regular-season title last season and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, has a 9-4 record, including 1-1 in league play with a win over Houston and a loss to Cincinnati. The Blue Demons are led by 6-7, 240-pound Quemont Greer, who has captured C-USA Player of the Week honors three times this year. The senior forward leads the league with 21.3 points per game, while also adding 8.5 rebounds per outing and shooting 44 percent from three-point range

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Tulane University will play its first men's basketball game of the year at the New Orleans Arena on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m., hosting Conference USA rival DePaul University. Tickets for the game are available by calling 504-861-WAVE.

DePaul, which won the Conference USA regular-season title last season and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, has a 9-4 record, including 1-1 in league play with a win over Houston and a loss to Cincinnati. The Blue Demons are led by 6-7, 240-pound Quemont Greer, who has captured C-USA Player of the Week honors three times this year. The senior forward leads the league with 21.3 points per game, while also adding 8.5 rebounds per outing and shooting 44 percent from three-point range.

"Quemont is a very dangerous player; he can play the three and the four; he is very mobile and very strong," Tulane coach Shawn Finney said. "We have to keep him off the glass; he is averaging almost nine rebounds, that shows his effort. We need to try to contain him and contest all of his shots."

Tulane (6-8 overall, 0-3 in C-USA) is led by Marcus Kinzer, who has recorded back-to-back 20-point games against Marquette and TCU. The senior guard is averaging 13.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game; one of just two players in Conference USA averaging double figures in points and over four assists and four rebounds per game. The other is Louisville All-American Francisco Garcia.

In addition to Kinzer, big man Quincy Davis will look to lead the Green Wave to its first league victory. Davis has team-bests of 13.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.

Finney continues to look for more consistency from his young team. A trio of freshmen (Taylor Rochestie, Donnie Stith and David Gomez) join Kinzer and Davis in the starting lineup.

"The big thing we need is to play with a lot of poise," Finney said. "We have played well for 24-25 minutes against Marquette, and maybe 32 minutes vs. TCU. Now it is time for us to play a complete game. That is what I am looking for on Saturday."

Following Saturday's game, the Green Wave hosts UAB on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at Fogelman Arena. The Blazers advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen last season. Tickets for that game are also available by calling 504-861-WAVE.


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