Men's Basketball Set to Battle Hofstra in NYC
Dec. 21, 2012
NEW YORK - Fresh off claiming the Tulane Classic title, the Green Wave men's basketball team makes the short turnaround and will face Hofstra on Saturday at 2 p.m. CT in the Barclay's Center, the NBA's newest arena, in Brooklyn.
Tulane (9-3) improved to 8-0 in the Devlin Fieldhouse with wins over UTPA and Pepperdine on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.
"We are really looking forward to this trip," Tulane head coach Ed Conroy said. "We are excited to go visit all of our New York City fans. It will be a busy, but enjoyable trip and hopefully we can continue to play the quality of basketball we've been playing the last few games."
The Green Wave has made 49.0 percent of its field goal attempts in the past two games and averaged 72.5 points in the two wins.
Hofstra (3-8), a member of the Colonial Athletic Association, has not seen much success of late, having dropped six straight games, including a 63-57 home loss to Wright State.
The Pride are led by guard Taran Buie's 15.3 points per game.
This will be the fourth meeting between the two schools and the first since the 1992-93 season. Tulane owns a 2-1 series lead. The Green Wave defeated Hofstra, 64-55, on Dec. 27, 1992 in New Orleans in their last meeting.
The Tulane vs. Hofstra game on Saturday is the first game of a triple header at the Barclay's Center as part of the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Classic. South Carolina will take on Manhattan at 4:30 p.m. CT, and Seton Hall will face LIU Brooklyn at 7 p.m. CT. All games will be streamed lived and fans can go to barclayscenter.com to watch.
The Green Wave, as with every game, will be broadcast live on the Tulane IMG Sports Network (WIST 690 AM in New Orleans).
Tulane will be off for eight days for the holiday break before returning to the court on Dec. 30 when they visit Tuscaloosa to face Alabama at 5 p.m. CT.