Men's Basketball Looks To Secure First C-USA Win At Tulane Saturday Night
Matchup: East Carolina vs. Tulane
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2006
Jan. 21, 2006
Either East Carolina or Tulane will win its first Conference USA game of the year on Saturday night in New Orleans as both teams enter the contest with a record of 0-3 in league play with both teams riding a three-game losing streak. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST on the Tulane campus.
Jeff Charles (play-by-play) and Si Seymour (analyst) will call the game across the 18-station Pirate Sports Radio Network and over the internet at www.ecupirates.com. The pregame show is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. EST air time.
East Carolina is coming off a four-point overtime loss to Conference USA newcomer SMU at home Wednesday night. Kinston, N.C. native Jeremy Ingram Ingram and Corey Rouse led the Pirates with 14 points each, while junior college transfer Tyronne Beale added 12 points.
Tulane suffered a 28-point loss on the road to UTEP Wednesday night, 47-75. Quincy Davis was the only player to score double figures for the Green Wave as he dropped in 14 points. David Gomez, Tulane's leading scorer, was held to just eight points.
Saturday's game will be just the fourth home game of the season for Tulane, who spent most of the 2005 fall semester stationed in College Station, Texas due to the ramifications of Hurricane Katrina. Tulane posted wins over Richmond and Savannah State, while losing its C-USA home opener to Rice.
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Last Time We Met
With the victory Tulane secured the 12th and final spot in the 2005 Conference USA tournament.
Freshman Taylor Rochestie scored 12 points and Quincy Davis added nine.
Tulane led 40-to-28 at the halftime on 62-pointfive percent shooting from the field for the first half.
Former Pirate Mike Cook scored 20 points to lead ECU, while Corey Rouse added 16. Senior Moussa Badiane had 12 points and 13 rebounds for East Carolina.
East Carolina out-rebounded Tulane 48-to-30
while the Green Wave led in assists, 19-to-nine.
Both teams had eleven turnovers.