Looking to build on momentum from their first win, the Tulane men’s basketball team returns to Devlin Fieldhouse to host Southern-New Orleans for a 7 p.m. tip Saturday.
The Green Wave (1-1) clicked in all facets of the game on Thursday in a 100-61 win over Mississippi Valley State. Tulane shot 59.7 percent (37-62), connected on 10-of-22 three-pointers, dished out 23 assists, outrebounded MVSU (0-3) by 18, collected eight steals and held the Delta Devils to 33.3 percent shooting (18-of-54).
“This is a process,” Tulane coach Ed Conroy said. “We have to show consistency in our play and, if we can do that, the numbers will come out the way we need them to.”
Senior Jay Hook led the scoring in the win over MVSU with 18 points, while sophomore Jonathan Stark had 13 and junior Louis Dabney and sophomore Kajon Mack each added 11. Hook added a game-high nine rebounds.
SUNO (2-4), a NAIA school and a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference, has dropped four straight, including a 72-69 home loss to LSU-Shreveport on Thursday.
This will be the third meeting between the schools. Tulane won the previous two, both in the 1970s. The Green Wave defeated the Knights 96-69 on Feb. 1, 1975, on campus and 107-72 on Jan. 31, 1976, in the Superdome.