Tulane hosts rare matchup vs. Grambling State

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Tulane and Gribing states share Louisiana as a home state but are separated by about 300 miles, so it probably suggests that schools have rarely opposed each other.

Austrian schools enter together for the second time in the afternoon on Saturday when the Austrian schools host the gambling state in New Orleans.

Tulane (4-1) is hoping that the meeting will go on as before, when the Green Wave forced 23 turnovers in a 72–37 victory on 29–2008.

The Green Wave won their first four matches this season but started slowly and lost in the second half of 80–74 to Memphis on Wednesday. Tullen scored 17 runs in the first half, but did not let the pace slow down and made the loss respectable after a 13-minute gap.

Tulan coach Ron Hunter said, “I love this fight and I love this team.” “Maybe a year ago, we turned to this game, but I learned a lot about my team in this game.”

Tulane scored his highest points of the season and held four to double digits. Reserve Gab Watson led the Green Wave with a season-high 18 points after scoring nine points in their first four games, while leading scorers Jordan Walker and Jaylen Forbes added 16 and 15, respectively.

Grabbing State (2-3) was selected sixth in the preseason poll in the 10-team Southwest Athletic Conference after losing two of its top scorers from last season at Ivy Smith Jr. and Devent Jackson.

“Since I’m here, we’ve been one of the top four teams in the league,” Tigers coach Donette Jackson said. “This year, we should try to go out and show that we are better than sixth.”

The Tigers are approaching their highest point of the season. The Tigers bounced back from a 41–1 loss to Texas Tech on November 6, scoring a 78–61 win at Louisiana Munro on Wednesday.

Grobing State played a strong all-round game, allowing 52 percent shooting and 30 percent shooting. The Tigers got 26 points from the reserves, 30 points in the paint, 16 points in turnovers and 11 fast break points.

The Tigers are led by Cam Kristen (12.2 points) and Cameron Woodall (10.6 points). Both the players performed brilliantly on Wednesday, scoring 17 points.

-Field Level Media

Travis M. Andrews
Travis M. Andrews is a features writer for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2016 as a reporter for Morning Mix. He was previously a travel and culture editor for Southern Living magazine, a contributing pop culture reporter for Mashable and the Week, and a contributing editor for the Syfy blog Dvice. He also has freelanced for magazines, including Esquire, GQ and Time. He is the author of the coming book "Because He's Jeff Goldblum," a semi-rumination and semi-ridiculous look at the career of the enigmatic actor and an exploration of the shifting nature of fame in the 21st century, to be published in November by Plume.