Tulane lights up the nets in 97-63 rout of Tulsa – Crescent City Sports

NEW ORLEANS – The Tulane University men’s basketball team defeated the Tulsa Golden Hurricane 97-63 Wednesday night inside the Avron B. Fogelman Arena at Devlin Fieldhouse.

The 34-point margin is the biggest win since joining the American Athletic Conference in 2014-15.

With the victory, Tulane ended its two-game losing streak and improved to 5-3 in the league for the first time since joining the American Athletic Conference for the 2014-15 season and 8-9 in the league. total.

Sophomore Jaylen Forbes led the way with 24 points and freshman Jalen Cook added 23.

The 34-point victory also marked Tulane’s largest margin of victory in the 33 matchups between the Green Wave and the Golden Hurricane. The second largest margin was 14 points as of December 31, 1996.

“I tried to be consistent for 40 minutes and that was the first time I didn’t see that break,” head coach Ron Hunter said. “It’s a sign that we are growing.”

Tulane played an almost flawless first half. The Green Wave shot 67%, including eight for twelve from behind the arc, and returned it just twice while recording seven interceptions. The hot shot and +8 rotational margin gave the wave a 52-31 halftime lead.

The green wave didn’t fade in the streak as they finished the game shooting 60% from the field and had a +9 rotation margin.

Kevin Cross led the wave in rebounding with eight as Tulane edged Tulsa 31-26.

LAGNIAPPE
Jaylen Forbes made his 39th consecutive start and scored in double figures for the 33rd time in his career.
Tulane has made at least one 3-pointer in 243 straight games. The last time the Green Wave failed to do so was on January 16, 2014 at home against Louisiana Tech when they went 0 for 14 away from home.
Tonight’s starting lineup of Jaylen Forbes, Kevin Cross, Sion James, Jalen Cook and Devon Baker was the seventh different starting rotation used by the Green Wave this season.
Cross has now scored in double figures in ten consecutive contests.
The 52-point half was the most points scored by Tulane in a half since the second half of a home win over SMU on Feb. 19, 2020.
With his 23-point effort, Cook surpassed 300 career points.
Tulane’s 97 points were the most of the season.

FOLLOWING
Tulane ends its two-game homestand on Saturday, January 29 at 11:00 a.m. CT against Wichita State. The match will be broadcast on ESPNU.

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TICKETS
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