Jan. 25, 2013
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Rice University men’s basketball concludes a two-game road trip on Saturday at Devlin Fieldhouse as it faces Tulane in the first of two meetings this season with the Green Wave. The 1 p.m. contest will be televised on CSS and Comcast SportsNet Houston.
The Owls (4-14, 0-4 C-USA) shot the ball well once again and turned in an impressive defensive performance against one of Conference USA’s top offensive players, but UCF prevailed down the stretch in a 78-67 win over Rice on Wednesday in Orlando.
The Owls converted 10 three-pointers in the game and shot 51.1 percent from the field. Keith Clanton, C-USA’s leading scorer, was limited to a season-low three points on the night for UCF.
Scouting the Green Wave
Tulane returns home after dropping a 71-60 contest at Memphis on Tuesday night. The Green Wave (13-6, 1-3) is 11-1 at Devlin Fieldhouse this season, with the lone setback coming against UTEP in the team’s league opener early this month.
Josh Davis leads the team with 17.3 points and 10.4 rebounds per game after notching a double-double at Memphis with 13 points and 12 boards.
Ricky Tarrant adds 15.6 points per game while Jordan Callahan also scores in double figures with an 11.2 average.
The Green Wave forces 13.4 turnovers per game including 6.3 steals. Tulane is statistically among the best rebounding teams in C-USA with 35.9 boards per game, compared to 30.4 for its opponents.
Rice owns a 26-24 advantage in the all-time series with Tulane, including a three-game winning streak. The streak began as the Owls snapped an eight-game skid against the Green Wave in January 2007.
In five career games against Tulane, Jackson averages 11.8 points and 4.0 assists. DeBose and Seth Gearhart each faced the Green Wave twice last season, tallying three points each.
Rice claimed a narrow 50-49 win at Tulane last January before winning an 88-74 home contest just two weeks later.
Rice is 8-18 in New Orleans in the series, which dates back as early as 1916, when Rice claimed a 33-18 win in the first-ever meeting.
Rice returns home to host Houston on Wednesday at Tudor Fieldhouse. The Owls play East Carolina on Saturday in the second game of the homestand. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m.
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