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December 22, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Scouting report: Tulane

Louis Dabney and the Tulane Green Wave are riding a nine-game winning streak into Monday's game against No. 13 Washington. (Phto credit: Brett Duke - Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)

Louis Dabney and the Tulane Green Wave are riding a nine-game winning streak into Monday’s game against No. 13 Washington. (Phto credit: Brett Duke – Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)

Scouting report: Tulane.
Game info: 8 p.m. Monday at Alaska Airlines Arena (10,000).

TV: Pac-12 Networks (Kevin Calabro and Eldridge Recasner).
Radio: KOMO 1000 AM and FM 97.7 (Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton).

Record: 9-1.
Stats/schedule: Click here.
Game notes: Tulane and Washington.

Coach: Ed Conroy is 74-66 in his fourth year with the Green Wave. He has a 164-199 overall record during a 12-year career. His stops include: The Citadel (2006-10) and Francis Marion University (1997-00) in Florence, SC. Conroy has guided Tulane to consecutive postseason appearances in the Collegeinsider.com Tournament (2013) and the College Basketball Invitational (2014).

Prediction: The Green Wave were picked to finish last among 11 teams in the American Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll.

Series: Washington leads 1-0 in a series that began last year. Conroy is 0-1 vs. UW and Lorenzo Romar is 1-0 vs. Tulane.
Last meeting: Led by C.J. Wilcox’s 15 points, four Huskies scored in double figures as Washington beat Tulane 73-62 on Dec. 17, 2013 in New Orleans. The Huskies led by as many as 12 points in the first half. Here’s the box score.

Previous game: Tulane beat Jackson State 56-49 last Friday.
Odds: Washington is favored by 14 points.

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

Louis Dabney led Tulane in scoring last year averaging 15.2 points. The 6-3 junior guard is the Green Wave’s top scorer again this season at 13.1 points per game. He’s scored at least 20 points in eight games, including a personal best 31 last season against Colgate. Dabney had 16 points on 5-for-17 shooting against Washington last year.

Jonathan Stark. (Photo credit: Brett Duke - Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)

Jonathan Stark. (Photo credit: Brett Duke – Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)

Jonathan Stark gave the Huskies fits with a career-high 25-point performance. The 6-0 sophomore point guard can light it up. He’s quick and explosive on dribble drives. He was named to the Conference USA all-freshman team last season after averaging 14.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists. His scoring has dipped to 11.7 points per game this season, but he’s maintained the same productivity in the other categories.

Jay Hook is a long-range specialist who drained a school record 83 three-pointers last season. He had eight in one game. Hook ranks sixth on the school’s all-time three-point list. He averages 5.5 three-point attempts this season. Hook’s scoring high is 31 points. However, Washington held him to eight points on 3-for-10 shooting last year.

OVERVIEW:

— Tulane hasn’t upset a top-25 ranked opponent in 15 years.

— The Green Wave is facing a ranked team for the first time since an 81-68 loss to No. 20 Memphis on March 14, 2013 in the Conference USA tournament. Currently a member of the American Athletic Conference, the Green Wave have lost 28 in a row to AP Top 25 opponents since a 73-62 win over No. 25 North Carolina State on Dec. 22, 1999.

— After dropping its opener, Tulane won nine in a row and is seeking its longest win streak since reeling off 11 straight wins in 1996-97. The Green Wave are off to their best start since going 11-1 in 2011-12.

— Tulane has beaten just one major-conference team during their run, topping Mississippi State 59-54 on Dec. 6.

— Tulane’s depth will be tested in this game with backup guard Cameron Reynolds out at least six weeks after undergoing surgery for a broken bone in his left hand.

— After a nine-year tenure in Conference USA, the Green Wave begin play in the AAC this season.

— Romar scheduled a home-and-home series with Tulane as a favor to New Orlenas native Jernard Jarreau. However, he didn’t play in last year’s game due to a knee injury.

STARTING LINEUP:

Pos Name Ht./Wt. Yr. PPG. RPG. APG MPG. FG% FT% 3FG%
F Ryan Smith 6-11/250 So. 2.8 2.9 0.2 12.1 0.524 0.501 0.00
F Tre Dye 6-6/225 Sr. 5.9 4.9 0.7 23.6 0.655 0.792 0.401
G Jay Hook 6-4/180 Sr. 12.1 5.1 1.4 26.5 0.424 0.800 0.382
G Louis Dabney 6-3/210 Jr. 13.1 3.4 1.6 30.1 0.451 0.717 0.471
G Jonathan Stark 6-0/170 So. 11.4 1.9 3.9 29.4 0.482 0.751 0.238

 

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