SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A poor shooting performance plagued the Tulane men’s basketball team Tuesday as the perfect start to the season came to an end with a 61-50 loss to Wofford at Benjamin Johnson Arena.
Ricky Tarrant led Tulane (9-1) with 13 points and seven rebounds, while Kendall Timmons had 11 points and Josh Davis added 10 points and six rebounds.
Brad Loesing led all scorers in the game with 24 points and five assists for Wofford (5-4). He knocked down four 3-pointers as well.
Tulane returns home to host the Skip Prosser Tournament Friday through Sunday in Fogelman Arena. Southern and MacMurray square off at 7 p.m. Friday. The Green Wave host MacMurray at 7 p.m. Saturday after Jacksonville State plays Southern at 4:30 p.m. The tournament concludes when Tulane and Jacksonville State battle at 7 p.m. Sunday.
LOUISIANA TECH 94, NORTHWESTERN STATE 93, 2OT: In Ruston, Louisiana Tech University (4-4) defeated Northwestern State university (4-5) on a buzzer-beating three-point shot by Raheem Appleby in the second overtime at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Cordarius Johnson led the Bulldogs with 23 points as five Tech players reached double-digits.
Shamir Davis paced the Demons with 28 points on 10-19 shooting as Northwestern State shot 12 of 24 from three-point range. Louisiana Tech returns to action at Southern Miss for a 7 p.m. tip-off on Saturday.
LOYOLA 84, SUNO 78: In New Orleans, Loyola University defeated Southern University at New Orleans inside The Den. The Wolfpack halted its two-game skid, split the two-game season series with SUNO (2-4), and improved to 7-4 on the season.
Sophomore forward Robert Lovaglio tallied 25 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Lovaglio shot 7-12 from the field and 11-13 from the free throw line.
Kevin Dukes led the Knights in scoring with 21 points.
The Wolfpack return to action at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Nicholls State University.
XAVIER 62, MOBILE 45: In New Orleans, Cordell Hadnot scored 10 points and Xavier University of Louisiana excelled defensively in a victory against Mobile.
The Gold Rush (6-2) shut down Mobile (3-5) scoring leader Ji Kimbrough and allowed its fewest points in nearly a year.
Chris Iles and Wanto Joseph had nine points apiece for Xavier.
Xavier next plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday at William Carey.
LOUISIANA COLLEGE 88, MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE 85: In Clinton, Miss., the Wildcats made a piece of history, logging their first ever win at Mississippi College in a wild affair that saw four players ejected.
With the win, the Wildcats improve to 4-1 overall and in American Southwest Conference play while Mississippi College fell to 1-4 overall and in ASC action.
Senior Jarrod Jackson finished with a game-high 26 points and four assists.
Derrick Gardner (St. Martinville High School) added 10 points and seven rebounds to the Louisiana College cause.
Seven Mississippi College players scored in double figures on the night with Chad Jones leading the way with 14.
Louisiana College returns to action on Dec. 12 with a visit to NCAA Division I opponent Rice in Houston.
MCNEESE FORWARD BROWN SUSPENDED: In Lake Charles, junior forward Will Brown has been indefinitely suspended from the McNeese State University basketball team.
Coach Dave Simmons confirmed the suspension Tuesday, saying the action was a “coach’s decision” and that the player’s status will be determined later. Neither Simmons nor the university released details on what sparked the suspension.
The 6-9 Brown, of Dallas, is in his first season with the Cowboys after sitting out last year.
LOUISIANA COLLEGE 71, MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE 56: In Clinton, Miss., Louisiana College logged a hard-fought win over rival and American Southwest Conference East Division foe Mississippi College.
The Lady Cats (7-1, 5-0 ASC) jumped out to a 10-point lead only to see Mississippi College (3-3, 3-2 ASC) cut that lead to 21-20 with less than eight minutes to play in the first half. LC was able to extend its lead to 34-24 at the break.
Senior guard Shasidy Ludgood finished as high scorer for LC with 13.
Mississippi College was led by Caitlin Brown and Elizabeth Brooks with 15 and 12 points, respectively.
Louisiana College returns to action on Dec. 17 with a visit to Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas.
NORTHWESTERN STATE SIGNS THREE: Jessica Wilson, 5-11, forward/guard, Hattiesburg (Miss.) High School; Danielle Westerfield, 5-10, power forward, Wakeland High School; and Breanna Fuller, 6-2, post, Huntsville High School.