Tulane’s American Athletic Conference men’s hoops schedule, TV assignments revealed

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Tulane’s Men’s Basketball 2017-18 Schedule (.pdf)

NEW ORLEANS – In conjunction with the announcement of the American Athletic Conference’s men’s basketball schedule, Tulane’s complete 2017-18 slate with national television broadcasts is now set.

The Green Wave will have eight league games televised on ESPNews, six on ESPNU, two on ESPN2, and one on CBS Sports Network and ESPN3, respectively.

With the addition of Wichita State as the conference’s 12th basketball member, Tulane will now play seven of its 11 opponents twice, and the other four opponents once each, as The American revealed in its revised 18-game matrix in June.

The Green Wave will begin conference play on the road for the fourth time in the last five years, and for the third time in its fourth year of membership in The American. The slate begins at Temple on Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. (CT) on ESPN2, before closing out 2017 with a home contest on New Year’s Eve against Tulsa at 2 p.m., on ESPN3.

The 2018 portion of the conference schedule includes home games against SMU (Jan. 4), UConn (Jan. 13), Houston (Jan. 17), USF (Jan. 25), Temple (Feb. 4), ECU (Feb. 14), Memphis (Feb. 17) and Cincinnati (March 1). Road trips are slated for Memphis (Jan. 9), SMU (Jan. 20), ECU (Jan. 31), Tulsa (Feb. 8), Houston (Feb. 11), Wichita State (Feb. 21), USF (Feb. 24) and UCF (March 4).

The 2018 American Conference Men’s Basketball Championship will be held in Orlando, and the tournament will take place March 8-11 at the Amway Center. ESPN’s family of networks will broadcast the first two days of action, before CBS carries both semifinals and the championship game.

The Green Wave returns three starters and its top two scorers from last season, including 2017 American Conference Most Improved Player of the Year Cameron Reynolds who averaged 17.0 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Rising junior Melvin Frazier averaged 11.5 points and led the league in steals per game, while rising sophomore Ray Ona Embo was a two-time conference freshman of the week choice during his debut campaign.

Be sure to follow Tulane men’s basketball (@GreenWaveMBB) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date and get behind the scenes coverage of the program. Fans can also follow Tulane Athletics on Twitter, Facebook¬, Instagram and @TulaneAthletics on Snapchat.

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