Tulane Switches Defensive Techniques to Beat Sam Houston on Sunday!
- Tulane switched defenses and beat Sam Houston 90-51 on Sunday at Fogelman Arena. Tulane won its previous game, against South Alabama, by 33 points (3-1). Sam Houston, picked sixth in the WAC, is 1-3.
- Kyren Whittington, a sophomore guard, scored 23 points and 19 against South Alabama. “Changing from man to zone defense made them shoot outside. We desired that.”
- The Green Wave will play Northern Iowa and Central Michigan in Cancun, Mexico on Thanksgiving Day and Friday. Tulane will host UNO and LSU in November and December.
- Tulane’s Dynah Jones and Marta Galic each scored 20. Tulane completed the second and third quarters with strong runs to take a 25-point lead, 62-37. The wave started fourth with an 11-2 run for a 73-39 lead.
- Sam Houston shot 7-of-32 during the game’s blowout. Jones is the only returning starter for coach Lisa Stockton. “I’m satisfied with our shooting, but our defense is good.”
- After the first quarter, Tulane shot 58.8% (30-of-51) and 50% (10-of-20) on 3-pointers. Wave has 26 helpers on 36 makes.
- The Wave led 39-28 at halftime after a 17-3 second-quarter outburst. Galic sank 3-of-4 3-pointers in the second to finish with 14 points. Whittington’s 11 first-half points kept the Wave close in the opening quarter.
- The Green Wave’s run occurred after switching from man-to-man to 2-1-2 zone defense. Man-to-man, Bearkats guards defeated the Wave for drives and offensive rebounds.
- Sam Houston, which shot 7-of-14 in the first quarter, blocked Wave shots. Tulane tried more 3-pointers and was 1-of-12 down the line of the first, which ended 18-15. First-quarter Tulane went 1-of-10 on 3-point tries.