Houston Finishes Their 2012-2013 Campaign against Tulane

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Houston 43 53 96 +6.0
  Tulane 46 48 94 -6.0
Sat, Mar 09 2013, 07:00 PM CST

Devlin Fieldhouse
New Orleans, Louisiana
Attendance: 1,670

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Houston meets Tulane on Saturday. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. EST. The Cougars fell to the Green Wave 88-85 on Feb. 9 and are 3-4 against them over the last four years.

This game will separate Tulane and Houston, who currently share eigth place in the Conference USA.

The 20 points and six rebounds by Joseph Young helped the Cougars to an 84-62 cakewalk over Rice on Mar. 6. He leads the team with 18.0 points per game. In an 88-85 blowout of East Carolina on Mar. 6, Josh Davis put up 23 points and 16 rebounds for the Green Wave. He leads the team in points with 17.4 per game, rebounds with 10.4 per game, and blocks with 1.0 per game. Tulane can be found near the top of the conference standings in the following categories: defensive rebounding percentage at 72.7 and free throw rate at 44.9.

StatSmack! Houston is better than Tulane
  • Houston has more wins over the last 5 years than Tulane (108 vs. 85).
  • TaShawn Thomas is ranked 7th in Conference USA in points, 29th nationally in rebounds, and 5th in Conference USA in blocks.
  • Since 1998, Houston has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Tulane (three vs. zero).
  • Houston has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (55.6 percent to 45.2 percent).
UH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B TaShawn Thomas 33 17 9 2 1 2 2
B- Joseph Young 33 18 4 2 1 0 1
C+ Danuel House 29 13 5 2 1 0 2
C- J. Stiggers 21 8 3 1 1 0 1
C- Leon Gibson 15 6 5 0 0 1 1
D+ J.J. Thompson 23 6 1 3 1 0 2
D Tione Womack 17 2 1 2 1 0 1
D Mikhail McLean 14 3 3 0 0 0 1
D Brandon Morris 12 3 2 1 0 0 1
D V. Izundu 8 2 1 0 0 1 0
D LeRon Barnes 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D J.J. Richardson 10 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Lawrence Paye 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Donald Brooks 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Jimmie Jones 4 1 0 1 0 0 0
TUL Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Josh Davis 0 17 10 2 1 1 3
B Ricky Tarrant 0 16 3 3 1 0 2
C Jordan Callahan 30 11 3 2 1 0 1
C Kendall Timmons 30 7 4 2 1 0 2
C- Trevante Drye 23 5 5 0 1 0 1
D+ Ben Cherry 14 4 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Kajon Mack 8 2 1 1 1 0 0
D Lotanna Nwogbo 4 1 2 0 0 0 0
D R. Sanders 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Louis Dabney 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Jay Hook 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Tomas Bruha 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Kevin Thomas 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Josh Birchfield 4 0 1 0 0 0 0

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#4 LeRon Barnes So G 6-6 195
#33 Tyus Bowser So G 6-3 226
#20 Adam Drexler So F 6-5 205
#25 Ahmed Hamdy Fr C 6-9 255
#23 Danuel House So G 6-7 195
#45 V. Izundu So C 6-10 215
#12 Jimmie Jones Sr G 5-10 160
#0 Danrad Knowles So F 6-10 190
#1 Mikhail McLean Jr F 6-8 205
#2 Brandon Morris Sr G 6-0 185
#24 Lawrence Paye Sr G 6-0 185
#55 J.J. Richardson Sr F 6-8 245
#5 L.J. Rose So G 6-4 190
#5 L.J. Rose So G 6-4 190
#3 Jaaron Simmons Fr G 6-1 175
#21 J. Stiggers So G 6-5 210
#35 TaShawn Thomas Jr F 6-8 215
#14 Tione Womack Sr G 6-1 170