The Tulane Hullabaloo

From the basement: Tulane women’s basketball struggles in AAC, deserves NCAA tournament spot

From the basement: Tulane women's basketball struggles in AAC, deserves NCAA tournament spot

Rebecca Sprague, Contributing Reporter

March 11, 2017

With the announcement of the 2017 NCAA Division 1 Women's Basketball Championship bracket fast approaching on Monday, something needs to be said: Tulane women's basketball (16-14, 7-9 American Athletic Conference) deserves an at-large bid. At first glance, Tulane's stats are not as impressive as other...

In rematch of senior day matchup, Wave falls to Tulsa 66-60

Susan Fanelli, Sports Editor

March 10, 2017

Lightning does not strike twice, or at least it didn't for No. 10 Tulane men's basketball (6-25, 3-15 American Athletic Conference) on Thursday when it lost 66-60 in the first round of the AAC tournament in Hartford, Connecticut. The Green Wave entered the game as the underdog despite having just...

Madness returns

Tulane senior guard Malik Morgan looks to move the ball during Tulane's win over Tulsa on March 4.

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017

Every game is sudden death: lose and go home. The end of the regular season marks the beginning of the pinnacle of collegiate basketball, officially known as March Madness. Before the best 68 men's and women's teams from across the nation "lace them up" to compete with the ultimate hopes of becoming...

#WavecrushWednesday: Leslie Vorpahl

Senior guard Leslie Vorpahl examines the court during Tulane's Staurday matchup against University of Central Florida on March 4. Vorpahl will graduate this year as the second player in program history to reach 1,000 points and 500 assists.

Jake Eig, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2017

This week's #WaveCrushWednesday is senior point guard Leslie Vorpahl, the Tulane women's basketball star who is a force on the basketball court and in the classroom. Leslie has started for the past two seasons and is the second player in program history to reach 1,000 points and 500 assists in her...

From the basement: New March Madness unveiling process is an unnecessary attention grab

From the basement: New March Madness unveiling process is an unnecessary attention grab

Jake Brennan, Sports Editor

February 22, 2017

Tulane men's basketball's 5-23 record (2-14 American Athletic Conference) means it will not be one of the teams selected to participate in March Madness this year. Even if the team improves significantly in the offseason, it will most likely not be selected next year either. That does not change...

Women’s basketball nearly pulls off upset over No. 1 UConn, but falls 63-60

Jake Eig, Contributing Reporter

February 21, 2017

Tulane women's basketball (16-11, 7-7 American Athletic Conference) nearly ousted the No. 1 ranked UConn (26-0, 13-0 AAC) before falling to the Huskies 63-60 in the final minutes on Saturday at home. The Wave's last game was a 62-51 win over AAC rivals Cincinnati on Wednesday, while UConn's last...

Men’s basketball stumbles in second half, falls 80-75 to SMU

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter

February 17, 2017

Despite having the lead for the first 30 minutes, the Green Wave (4-13, 1-4 American Athletic Conference) ultimately fell to 19th-ranked Southern Methodist (23-4, 13-1 AAC) 80-75 Wednesday at the Moody Coliseum in Dallas. SMU had five players score in double digits and shot 18-for-32 from the field...

Degrees of Disagreement

Jordan Figueredo and Jake Brennan

February 16, 2017

It's no longer about the one-and-dones, but instead, the fours-and-transfers. The NCAA no longer revolves around student-athletes drafted after their freshman year but instead focuses on graduate student-athlete transfers. The graduate transfer rule allows players who have received at least a bac...

Women’s basketball completes sweep of Cincinnati 62-51

Junior guard Caylah Cruickshank faces off against senior Cincinnati guard Bianca Quisenberry during the Green Wave's Feb. 15 matchup at Avron B. Fogelman Arena in Devlin Stadium. Cruickshank scored 8 points en route to Tulane's 62-51 win.

Susan Fanelli, Sports Editor

February 16, 2017

After beating the Cincinnati Bearcats (15-10, 6-6 American Athletic Conference) in overtime this earlier season, Tulane women's basketball (16-10, 7-6 AAC) has swept the series against its conference rival in a 62-51 win on Wednesday at Avron B. Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse. "I think for us, it...

Devlin attendance dwindles, basketball teams take action

Devlin attendance dwindles, basketball teams take action

Madeline Billeaud, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2017

A collegiate athletic team's fan base is a big component of its success. For both Tulane men's and women's basketball programs, increasing game attendance and support from students is a priority. Attendance at Avron B. Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse has dwindled over the past few years. Record...

Par for the course: Men’s basketball falls 91-62 against Houston

Sophomore guard Melvin Frazier squares off against redshirt senior Houston guard Damyean Dotson during the Wave's Feb. 8 matchup against the Cougars. Tulane would suffer it's eighth loss in a row as Houston went on to win 91-62.

Jake Brennan, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

Despite the hopes of breaking a seven-game losing streak, Tulane men's basketball (4-20, 1-11 American Athletic Conference) suffered a crushing 91-62 loss to the Houston Cougars (17-7, 8-4 AAC) in a conference matchup Wednesday night at the Avron B. Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse. Houston's...

Low scoring total hurts Wave in 76-50 loss to Temple

Susan Fanelli, Sports Editor

February 8, 2017

Tulane women's basketball (15-8, 6-4 American Athletic Conference) had its win streak snapped on Sunday, Feb. 5 against the visiting Temple Owls (17-5, 7-2 AAC), falling 76-50 on a rare low-scoring day. This game is the Green Wave's second-lowest scoring of the season, only 1 point greater than the...