Tulane Men’s Basketball splits games after Thanksgiving

Mark Keplinger, Sports Editor

Courtesy of Parker Waters

Tulane men’s basketball split the two games since the Cayman Island Classic over Thanksgiving break. The Green Wave still remains a hot team and should improve as key players return from injury.

After dropping the last game of the Cayman Island Classic to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 71-65, the Wave bounced back on Nov. 28 to beat the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 75-60 in a home game. Jaylen Forbes led the way with 26 points and shooting six for 12 from three-point range. Jalen Cook also contributed 14 points but only hit one three-pointer on seven attempts. However, he more than made up for this with his eight assists.

Tulane ran a short bench with only six players seeing more than 10 minutes of game time. Forbes played all 40 minutes for Tulane.

Following the Classic, Tulane stayed in Uptown New Orleans on Dec. 3 to host a strong Fordham Rams squad. The visitors came away with a 95-90 victory. Khalid Moore and Darius Quissenberry both put up 23 points for the Rams while Tulane’s Kevin Cross and Jalen Cook led all scorers with 25 points. It was an evenly contested game, but the Rams were slightly more clinical in their shooting, which was enough for the five point win in the end.

Tulane was supposed to host the 7-3 Bryant Bulldogs on Dec. 6, but the game was postponeddue to health and safety protocols within the Bryant men’s basketball program.” As of right now, Bryant is still planning on hosting Stony Brook on Dec. 9.

The Green Wave will next play in the Holidays Hoopsgiving on Dec. 10 in Atlanta against the University of Buffalo.

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