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Women’s Hoops Renews LSU Rivalry on Monday at 7PM (via TulaneGreenWave.com)

Tulane vs. LSU on 11/23/2015

Tonight the Tulane Women’s Basketball team faces off against LSU here in New Orleans. The game starts at 7PM and our broadcast will preempt the following programs this evening:

*The replay of WRBH’s Best-Selling Non-Fiction program, VITAMANIA
*The Great Literature program, FASTER
*Part of the YA Literature program, THE LOUDNESS

We apologize for the inconvenience, but all 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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NEW ORLEANS – The Tulane women’s basketball team (2-1) will renew its in-state rivalry on Monday evening, when they welcome LSU (3-1) to Avron B. Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse for a 7 p.m. CT tip on Nov. 23. Local fans can catch the game on Cox Sports Television or on the radio on WRBH 88.3 FM, while the game will also be streamed live on ESPN3.

LSU might hold a 29-7 all-time series lead against the Green Wave, and a 12-7 lead in the Stockton era, but Tulane has gotten the best of the Tigers as of late, winning four of the past five encounters. All four victories have been close as they were won by just single digit points, including three that were decided by a single basket.

“We got to be able to take this game,” Tulane head coach Lisa Stockton said. “We got to be able to adjust when we are getting calls against us and rebound better as well. LSU is going to put a lot of pressure on us. LSU is always a great game, as it’s been a little bit of a rivalry as of late. Hopefully, we’ll get a lot of people in the stands on Monday to watch a good Tulane-LSU battle.”

The Olive and Blue are coming off of their first loss of the season, via a road contest in Tallahassee to No. 6/14 Florida State, 78-72. Despite being tagged for 32 total fouls and being outrebounded by 19, the Wave still almost pulled off the upset, as the game saw 11 ties and nine lead changes.

Sophomore guard Kolby Morgan continues to impress as she has already tied the amount of 20+ scoring performances from a year ago with two, coming off of a career high 26-point effort at Florida State. Morgan’s 19.7 points per game ranks seventh in the conference and 60th in the nation.

Junior point guard Leslie Vorpahl joins Morgan as the lone Green Wave to tally double-digit points in all three games with a 13.3 average. Vorpahl is off to a career start, ranking in the top-7 in five different categories among American Athletic Conference players: assists (6.3), steals (3.7), three-point field goal percentage (.615), three point field goals (2.7) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.9).

Meanwhile, LSU enters Monday’s contest with a 3-1 record, with their lone loss occurring in their season opener at Wake Forest, 60-57. The Tigers return three starters from last year’s NCAA Tournament squad that finished with a 17-14 record.

Junior guard Raigyne Moncrief, who was a Second Team Preseason All-SEC selection, averages 10.3 points and 7.0 rebounds. However, the Tiger who is off to the hottest start is sophomore guard Jenna Deemer, who averages 12.0 ppg while shooting 42.1 percent from the floor. Against Long Beach State Saturday, Deemer posted 17 points in Moncrief’s absence.

For ticket information, fans can call (504) 861-WAVE (9283) or visit the ticket office located on the first floor of the James W. Wilson Jr. Center. Tickets are $5 for end court and $10 for side court. Finally, for all women’s hoops updates, be sure to follow Tulane on Twitter: @GreenWaveWBB.

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