Tulane closes out non-conference play with 84-63 win wver Mississippi Valley State
NEW ORLEANS – Jalen Cook finishes just shy of a career high in scoring 27 points in Tulane’s 84-63 win Wednesday night over Mississippi Valley State at Devlin Fieldhouse.
The Green Wave will finish non-conference play with a 7-4 record, besting their non-conference record of 3-6 in the 2021 season.
Jaylen Forbes was the only player to finish in the double digits for Tulane, dropping 19 on the night. The junior also added six steals and four rebounds to his stat line.
Freshman Percy Daniels came in off the bench and went 3-3 to record a career high of six points, while also grabbing a career high four rebounds.
Tulane won the turnover battle for the 10th time this season, totaling just nine to Mississippi Valley State’s 20.
The Green wave’s largest lead of the tonight came four minutes into the second half up 31 at 58-27. With the Tulane starters on the bench, Mississippi Valley State was able to get within 21, ending the game at 84-63.
Jaylen Forbes made his 63rd straight start, the most on the team.
Tulane has made at least one 3-point field goal in 266 consecutive games. The last time the Green Wave failed to do so came on Jan.16, 2014 at home against Louisiana Tech when they went 0-for-14 from outside.
Ron Hunter is 12 wins away from 500 in his career.
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