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Tulane women’s basketball travels to Philadelphia to face Temple on Saturday

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University Women’s Basketball (18-7, 9-4) will look to extend their winning streak to nine games when they visit the Temple Owls (12-12, 7-6) on Saturday afternoon. The Green Wave enters its showdown with the Owls with wins in its last three American Athletic Conference road contests. Tipoff between Tulane and Temple is set for 1 p.m. CT from Pearson and McGonigle Hall in Philadelphia.

Green Wave’s game with the Owls will be broadcast live on ESPN+. Fans can watch the game live by CLICKING HERE. Fans can also listen to the contest live on Tulane Sports Network from Learfield on 88.3 WRBH with Gus Kattengell or stream on the Tulane Athletics app and The Varsity Network app.

With a win over Temple, Tulane would extend their winning streak to nine games, their longest since nine straight wins in the 2010-11 season and the third-longest streak under Coach Stockton (14 games – 1999-2000) . A win over the Owls would also give Wave 20 wins on the year, their most since winning 23 games in the 2015-16 season and their 16and 20-win season under Coach Stockton. Tulane would also extend its winning streak in AAC games to eight, its longest winning streak since joining the league in the 2014-15 season.

It will be 14and all-time meeting between Tulane and Temple with the wave leading the series 7-6. Tulane has won the last six meetings with Temple, including winning all three meetings against Temple last season. In the last game, the Green Wave defeated the Owls 83-73 in the quarterfinals of the AAC Tournament on March 9, 2021. The Wave hold a 2-4 record against the Owls in Philadelphia. The last time Tulane beat Temple on the road was on January 8, 2019, by a score of 66-57.

Four players are averaging at least 11 points for the Olive and Blue this season, with redshirt senior Moon Ursin leading the team averaging 13.9 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. The Destrehan, Louisiana native also ranks fourth in the AAC in rebounds and seventh in points. Dynah Jones joins Ursin in the top 10 in league scoring with 13.1 points per game and is averaging 14.2 points in league games. Krystal Freeman follows with 12.2 points and 8.0 boards while Arsula Clark rounds out Tulane’s leading scorers with 11.8 points and 4.1 assists per game.

The Green Wave are 5-4 in real road games and 7-5 away from home so far this season. Tulane is 4-2 on the road in conference with wins in its last three road games. The Wave are averaging 68.6 points per game away from Uptown this season while shooting 40.3% from the field and 33.2% from outside the arc. The green wave continues to hold the edge on the glass in both road and neutral-site competition, outscoring their opponents 40.8-37.3 per game.

In its last outing, Tulane won its eighth straight contest and seventh straight AAC game by beating SMU 67-58 at home on Wednesday to split the season series. Jones had a career-high 25 points to lead all scorers while Freeman notched his ninth double-double of the season with 16 points and 15 rebounds.

Temple is coming off an 80-60 road loss to Houston on Wednesday, February 23. The Owls are led by Mia Davis with 18.4 points on 48.9 percent shooting and 7.0 rebounds per game. Davis leads the AAC in points per game, field goal percentage and ranks third in minutes played. Temple is 6-6 at home this season averaging 58.5 points on 37.4% shooting from the field while allowing opponents to score 60.1 points per game on 37.1% shooting. shots.

After their matchup with the Owls, the Green Wave will wrap up the regular season in Wichita, Kansas against the Wichita State Shockers on Wednesday, March 2. Tipoff between Tulane and the Shockers is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT.

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