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WBB Looks to Bounce Back at East Carolina Tuesday

Tulane Banner vs. East Carolina

This evening the Tulane Women’s Basketball team will play against the East Carolina Pirate in Greenville, NC. The game starts at 6PM (CST) and our broadcast will preempt the following daytime programs:

*The Weekly Magazine Replay of Time Magazine 
*Best Seller Non-Fiction Book: WE’RE STILL HERE YA BASTARDS
*And possibly, the Great Literature Book: A TALE OF TWO CITIES

We apologize for the inconvenience, but all book programs missed will be replayed tomorrow at their regular time. Until then, we hope you’ll enjoy cheering on the women’s basketball team. Roll Green Wave!

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GREENVILLE, N.C. – After suffering their first loss since Nov. 27, the Tulane women’s basketball team (10-4, 1-1 AAC) will look to immediately bounce back on Tuesday, Jan.  5, when the Wave invade Williams Arena in Minges Coliseum to battle the East Carolina Pirates (6-8, 0-2). Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT, streaming live on the American Digital Network, along with broadcasting on WRBH 88.3 FM radio.  

Tulane’s seven-game winning streak came to a close on Sunday as the Memphis Tigers prevailed with an 83-67 victory, marking the most points scored against the Wave this season. The Wave defense will look to get back to form, for over December they limited opposition to 53.5 ppg.

One positive that came from Sunday’s game was that Taylor Emery was named the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Week. Emery recorded her fifth double-digit scoring performance on the season with 10 points, along with reeling in a season and team best seven rebounds.

“I thought Taylor did a great job at Memphis,” Tulane women’s basketball head coach Lisa Stockton stated. “Seven rebounds is a really good performance and she put the ball in the basket, which were all positive things.”

Tulane leads the all-time series against East Carolina, 13-6, including a 6-1 record in Greenville. Interesting to note that 12 of their 19 total games against each other have been decided by 10 points or less.

Last season, the Wave and Pirates split their two-game series, with both sides earning a victory on the opposing team’s home court. Senior Chinwe Duru scored in double-figures in both games last season, amassing 25 total points and 16 rebounds. In fact, Duru has scored in double-digits in 3-of-4 career games vs ECU, totaling 41 points.

The Pirates enter Tuesday’s matchup with a 6-8 overall record and 0-2 mark to begin conference play. ECU first lost 81-79 in overtime in Tulsa, then suffered a last-second loss to No. 22 USF, 61-59.

Jada Payne leads the Pirate attack with her 21.0 ppg that ranks third in the league and 17th in the nation. The 6’2” redshirt senior also ranks second on the team with her 9.4 rebounding average and shoots an impressive 52.6 percent from the floor. During conference play, Payne tallied 19 points vs USF and a season high 31 points at Tulsa.

“I think the nice thing with ECU is that our teams are always neck-and-neck in the conference race and our team knows them pretty well,” Stockton explained. “Hopefully we can learn from this and recover. We know it’s going to be a very physical game and we have to be ready to respond.”

Finally, be sure to give Tulane a follow on Twitter: @GreenWaveWBB, and download the Tulane Gameday app, to stay up to date on all things Green Wave hoops. (Via Tulane Greenwave.com)

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