Moon Ursin records first triple-double in program history

Jude Papillion, Sports Editor

After road trips to Denver and Miami and the program’s first triple-double performance by Moon Ursin against the Troy Trojans, Tulane women’s basketball now holds a 7-3 record.

The team competed in Denver in the Pioneer Thanksgiving Classic against the University of Wyoming and Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, winning both games. The team then traveled to University of South Florida, where they dropped games against the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and against the University of Miami Hurricanes in the Miami Holiday Classic. 

The Green Wave started their road trip on Nov. 26 with a matchup against the University of Wyoming, beating the Cowboys 73-67. Krystal Freeman had a double-double, leading the team with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Ursin also had 10 rebounds to go along with her four points, while Mia Heide finished with 18 points. 

The next day, the team battled and took down Texas A&M – Corpus Christi 81-71. Ursin put on a show against the Islanders, posting a double-double after scoring 22 points and grabbing 13 boards. Dynah Jones and Kaila Anderson finished with 16 points and 13 points respectively. 

After finishing 2-0 in the Pioneer Thanksgiving Classic, the Green Wave headed south to Miami for the Miami Holiday Classic. The Olive and Blue faced the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff on Dec. 4, falling to the Lady Lions in a close one, 79-74. Ursin recorded another double-double, as she scored 26 points and tallied 10 rebounds in the game. Jones and Arsula Clark each contributed with 12 points. 

The Green Wave then faced the University of Miami Hurricanes on the next day of the Miami Holiday Classic, falling to the Canes 70-63. Freeman had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Heide scored 11 in the loss. 

Tulane women’s basketball returned home to Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse on Dec. 8 to take on the Troy Trojans, winning the contest 91-84. Ursin entered Tulane’s record books, recording the first triple-double in the history of Tulane women’s basketball. The graduate transfer dropped 18 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and compiled 10 assists in the win against the Trojans. 

Freeman and Clark both scored 21 and 20 points respectively, as the Green Wave shot 43.2% from the field to remain undefeated at home this season. 

Tulane currently stands with a 7-3 record and the team will not play again until the Tulane Holiday Tournament on Dec. 20. Tulane will begin tournament action against Texas Southern University and will face the winner of the match between the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Bradley University the next day.