Tulane falls to Fordham 95-90

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Tulane vs. Fordham MBB
(Photo: Parker Waters)

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane Men’s Basketball (5-3) dropped a barn burner to Fordham (8-1) on Saturday morning in Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse, 95-90.

Four members of the Wave scored in double digits led by a career high of 25 from Kevin Cross. Jalen Cook also nabbed 25 and added five assists. Tylan Pope scored a career high 15 and Jaylen Forbes had 15, with eight coming from the free throw line.

Tulane led by 11 at the half, having led at the half in every game so far this season. Fordham got off on a 14-2 run to begin the second, getting up 51-47. Getting as close as two with just 10 seconds left to play, the Green Wave couldn’t regain the lead.

Tulane was sent to the line 34 times in the game, making 29 which kept the game close. However, this was also the first game all season in which Tulane lost the turnover battle, 15-11.

Jaylen Forbes made his 60th straight start, the most on the team.

Tulane has made at least one 3-point field goal in 263 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.

Kevin Cross is 84 points away from 1000 in his career.

Tulane men’s basketball announced Sunday that due to health and safety protocols within the Bryant men’s basketball program, Tuesday’s home matchup with the Bulldogs has been postponed.

The Green Wave is next scheduled to compete against Buffalo in Holiday Hoopsgiving this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Atlanta.

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