Tulane (13-6) Takes On Rice (4-14)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Rice 32 34 66 +15.0
  Tulane 32 41 73 -15.0
Sat, Jan 26 2013, 01:00 PM CST

Devlin Fieldhouse
New Orleans, Louisiana
Attendance: 1,698
TV: CSS, CSN-BAY, NW

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On Saturday, Tulane meets Rice. The game tips off at 2:00 EST and you can catch it on CSS, CSN-BAY, NW. The Green Wave are 5-3 against the Owls over the last four years. They lost 88-74 the last time they played (1/28/2012).

Tulane is 8th in the conference and Rice is 11th. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

The Green Wave fell 71-60 to Memphis on January 22nd. Ricky Tarrant finished with 16 points in the loss. On top of a team-high 2.6 assists per game, he also scores 15.5 points per game. For the Owls, Tamir Jackson finished with 15 points and 5 rebounds in the 78-67 loss to UCF on January 23rd. He puts up a team-leading 16.6 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, and 2.3 assists per game.

Tulane has an advantage in two key statistical areas. The Green Wave will put a stronger offensive effort on the floor with an edge against the Owls in rebounding, 35 per game to 25 per game. Tulane also has an advantage in scoring, 65 points per game to 59 points per game.

StatSmack! Tulane is better than Rice
  • Tulane is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Tulane is 76.6 inches compared to 74.8 inches for Rice.
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Tulane has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Rice (2 vs 1).
  • Tulane is better under pressure, and has defeated Rice in 4 out of the last 7 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • Even computers respect Tulane more. We have a better RPI this season than Rice (RPI: #145 vs #324).
RICE Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Tamir Jackson 35 17 6 2 1 0 3
C- Julian DeBose 31 10 5 1 1 0 2
C- Max Guercy 31 9 2 2 2 0 2
D+ Austin Ramljak 26 9 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Seth Gearhart 29 6 3 2 1 1 1
D K. Washington 20 4 2 2 1 0 2
D- Ross Wilson 16 3 2 0 0 0 1
F B. Firozgary 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Dan Peera 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Elliot Franshaw 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Nizar Kapic 8 3 1 1 0 0 1
TUL Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Josh Davis 35 17 10 2 0 1 3
B- Ricky Tarrant 35 16 3 3 1 0 2
C Jordan Callahan 32 11 3 2 2 0 1
C Kendall Timmons 30 7 4 2 1 0 2
C Trevante Drye 25 5 6 0 1 0 1
D Ben Cherry 13 4 1 0 0 0 1
D R. Sanders 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Kajon Mack 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Tomas Bruha 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Lotanna Nwogbo 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Jay Hook 6 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Kevin Thomas 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Max Keenan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D M. Norelia 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Louis Dabney 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Josh Birchfield 4 0 1 0 0 0 0

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14 UTSA 8-22 4-12
16 Rice 7-23 2-14
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