Tulane falls at ECU, 83-68

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Jaylen Forbes

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Tulane men’s basketball lost 83-68 to ECU on Wednesday night in Williams Arena.

This is the first-time all-season Tulane (17-10, 10-6) has lost three straight contests. Tulane struggled defensively tonight with both Sion James and Tylan Pope fouling out with over five minutes left in the game.

Jaylen Forbes led Tulane’s efforts with 23 points, Jalen Cook totaled 12 and Pope tabbed 11.

Tulane got off to a slow start to open the half, letting ECU get out to a 12 point. Forbes would hit three shots from beyond the arc to cut the Pirate lead. Cook would cut the lead to two with another deep three with seven minutes on the clock.

ECU (15-14, 6-10) was able to get out to another lead and force Tulane to play from behind at the half for the third game in a row.

The Green Wave couldn’t steal the lead from the Pirates for the rest of the game with the largest deficit of the night being 22.

Tulane returns home and welcomes ECU to New Orleans on Friday night at 6 p.m.

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