Tulane meets Drexel on Monday in Baha Mar Hoops Nassau Championship

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Ron Hunter
(Photo: Parker Waters)

NASSAU, Bahamas – The Tulane University men’s basketball team begins play in the 2021 Baha Mar Hoops Nassau Championship on Monday at 1:30 p.m. CT, as it takes on Drexel. Joining the Green Wave in the Bahamas will be Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Drexel, Jacksonville State, Toledo and Valparaiso. All games will be aired live on Flo Hoops.com.

The Green Wave’s matchup with Drexel will be aired live on FloHoops.com. Fans can watch the game live by CLICKING HERE. Fans also can listen to the game live on the radio by tuning into 104.1 The Spot or by CLICKING HERE. Tulane’s “Voice of the Green Wave” Corey Gloor will call the action live.

1. The Green Wave enters the tournament in the hopes of bouncing back from their 59-54 loss at Florida State on Nov. 17. Tulane’s visit to FSU, was their first road test of the 2021-22 campaign.
2. Head coach Ron Hunter is in his third season in Uptown (28th season overall) where he will look to build on the team’s 2020 Quarterfinal appearance in the American Athletic Conference Championship.
3. This season, Hunter’s staff welcomes back six letterwinners, six newcomers and three starters, including preseason All-American Athletic Conference honoree Jaylen Forbes. Forbes is one of three players, averaging 10 double figures. Freshman Jalen Cook leads the team with 22.7 points per game – a figure that ranks second in the American Athletic Conference.
4. As a team, Tulane is averaging 64.67 points per game and connecting a 40.5 percent clip.
5. The Green Wave have won the turnover battle in each of the past three games, including in their last matchup against Florida State. During the 2021-22 campaign, Tulane won the turnover battle in 19 of its 23 contests last season while also forcing opponents into at least 15 mishaps on 11 occasions. During the 2019-20 campaign, the Green Wave committed equal or fewer turnovers than its opponents in 28 of 30 contests while ranking in the top 15 nationally in turnover margin (+4.3).

• Tulane’s matchup with Drexel will mark the first all-time meeting between the two teams.
• Green Wave head coach Ron Hunter owns a 1-3 record all-time against Drexel.

• The Dragons enter the 2021-22 campaign in the hopes of building of the momentum from their 2021 CAA Conference tournament title.
• Drexel was picked to finish third in the CAA preseason poll.
• The Dragons are led by preseason All-CAA First Team members James Butler and Camren Wynter. Wynter leads the team in scoring, averaging 15.3 points per game. Butler ranks second on the team in scoring with a 13.7 points per game average.
• As a team, Drexel owns a 3-point field percentage of 39.1 percent.
• Drexel enters the game after it defeated Saint Joseph’s 78-75 on the road. The Dragons lone loss came at Syracuse, as they fell 75-60.

• Head coach Ron Hunter needs just two more wins to secure his 470th career win.
• Sophomore Jaylen Forbes needs just FOUR more points to reach 500 career points. Forbes also needs just TWO more rebounds to obtain 200 for his career.
• Sophomore Kevin Cross needs 89 points to reach 500 for his career. He also needs just 11 rebounds for 250 in his career.
• Senior Scott Spencer needs 78 points for 500 in his career.
• Senior DeVon Baker needs 70 points to reach 1,200 in his career.

• Tulane will face either Toledo or Charlotte on Tuesday. The game time will be determined based on the game one result.

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