NEW ORLEANS, La.– In a rare Saturday evening contest, the Tulane women's basketball team (10-11 overall, 2-6 in Conference USA) travels to Southern Miss (7-14, 1-7) to face the Golden Eagles on Feb. 5, at 5 p.m.
The Green Wave enters Saturday's game carrying the momentum of winning their first conference game on the road, a 64-62 thriller at East Carolina, last Sunday. The win marked the first league victory away from Fogelman Arena since February 28, 2003.
Now Tulane looks to make it two in a row on the road, facing a Southern Miss squad that snapped a five-game losing streak on Tuesday in a non-conference win over UNO, 73-53. Emer Foley earned her second double-double of the season on 22 points and a career-high 16 rebounds against the Lady Privateers.
Leading the way for the Wave is senior forward Lakethia Hampton, who averages 16.9 points and 7.3 rebounds each outing. The New Orleans native needs just 40 points to become the 17th player in school history to score 1,000 career points. Junior guard D'Aundra Henry, who hit the game-winning shot with 13.6 seconds left on Sunday, adds 13.3 points, 4. 8 boards and 4.14 assists per game, while sophomore sharp-shooter Jami Montagnino tosses in an average of 8.6 points.
As a team, Tulane averages 60.5 points and 36.1 rebounds per game. The Green Wave are shooting 39.1 percent on the season, while the defense allows opponents to connect at a .411 clip. On the other side of the ball, Southern Miss scores 56.5 points and grabs 35.3 rebounds, and the Golden Eagle defense allows an average of 68.1 points per outing.
Three Golden Eagle starters average double figures, led by freshman forward Shannon Stueber's 13.9 points per game. Deondra Carter and Dianca Jones chip in 10.9 and 10.5 points, respectively. Center Liz Biland is the team's leading rebounder, pulling down 5.3 boards each game.
Saturday's game will be broadcast live on the flagship radio station of Tulane women's basketball, WRBH 88.3 FM, with Tim Grubbs calling the action.
Wave Women Head to Southern Miss
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