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Tulane trounces Colorado State in first game of Jamaica Classic

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Tulane traveled to Montego Bay this Friday to play the first game of the Jamaica Classic. A 3.5 point underdog going into the game, Tulane left the stadium with a massive win over the Colorado State Rams, the strongest team the Wave has faced this season.

The game started quickly for Tulane, taking a 20-2 lead to begin the game. The Green Wave scored the first nine points, and the Rams scored only one field goal in the first 11 minutes of play. Tulane already had 30 points by the time Colorado State was able to get into double digits. The Green Wave took a 37-14 lead into the half, their largest halftime lead of the season. The Rams were held to 7-32 shooting, 0-8 from the three-point line.

While the Rams managed to play a real game of basketball after the half, the game was already a wrap. Tulane outscored Colorado State 43-39 in the second. Once Tulane took a 14-2 lead in the first, Colorado State never got back within single digits of the Wave.

Senior guard Cameron Reynolds led the charge for Tulane, dropping 25 points on the Rams. Junior Melvin Frazier added 23. Reynolds and Frazier have both scored double-digit points in every game this season. The Green Wave will take this game as a massive confidence boost as it takes on the Fordham Rams next in the tournament. So far in Montego Bay the Rams have lost by one point to Miami University of Ohio, while beating LIU Brooklyn, whom Tulane faced at the beginning of the season.

Tulane and Fordham will play Sunday at 6:30 p.m. A win would allow Tulane to walk away from the tournament undefeated. The Green Wave have not been 4-0 since 2013, which is the last season the Wave was .500 or above on the season.

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Tulane trounces Colorado State in first game of Jamaica Classic