Tulane unveils 2020-21 men’s basketball conference schedule

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NEW ORLEANS – The Tulane men’s basketball team’s 2020-21 schedule is complete following the release of the highly-anticipated 20-game American Athletic Conference slate on Friday afternoon.

The schedule moved to a 20-game, double round-robin format for each of The American’s 11 member institutions this season as part of a plan developed in consultation with The American’s athletic directors, senior woman administrators and COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group. In previous seasons, the league utilized an 18-game schedule for conference games

The American’s men’s basketball championship will be contested March 11-14 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

Led by second year head coach Ron Hunter, the Green Wave begin their seventh season competing in the American with a home contest at Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse against Memphis on Wednesday, Dec. 16, before making their first road trip of the year to East Carolina on Dec. 22. The Olive and Blue will enjoy the holiday season before a final road trip to close out 2020 at UCF on Dec. 30.

Tulane begins 2021 with consecutive home games against East Carolina (Jan. 2) and Temple (Jan 6.), before beginning a tough stretch with five road tilts over their next seven contests. That includes trips to preseason favorite Houston (Jan. 9), Cincinnati (Jan. 16), Tulsa (Jan. 23), Temple (Jan. 31) and Wichita State (Feb. 3) and home matchups with SMU (Jan. 20) and Houston (Jan. 27) mixed within.

February resumes with home games against Cincinnati (Feb. 7), Tulsa (Feb. 10) and UCF (Feb. 20), as well as three more road contests at USF (Feb. 13), SMU (Feb. 17) and Memphis (Feb. 24).

The Green Wave close the regular season with back-to-back home games against Wichita State (March 3) and USF (March 6).

Tulane returns six letterwinners from last year’s squad and are led by redshirt junior guard Jordan Walker who played in all 30 games and made 22 starts. The Green Wave welcome eight newcomers to the program, including four transfers who received immediate eligibility to compete this season, with Gabe Watson (Southern Miss), Oton Jankovic (Vanderbilt), Jaylen Forbes (Alabama) and Kevin Cross (Nebraska) joining the fold.

Four freshmen round out the roster with the arrivals of Tylan Pope, Sion James, Jadan Coleman and Ben Callahan-Gold.

Due to the uncertainty and unprecedented times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this schedule may change. Be sure to check TulaneGreenWave.com for all future announcements and updates.

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