Tulane meets UConn in AAC tourney

first_img March 10, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press Tulane meets UConn in AAC tourneycenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 12 seed Tulane (12-18, 4-14) vs. No. 5 seed UConn (19-12, 10-8)American Athletic Conference Tournament First Round, Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, Texas; Thursday, 2 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Tulane and UConn are prepared to match up in the opening round of the AAC tournament. UConn swept the two-game regular season series. The teams last played each other on March 8, when the Huskies shot 43.3 percent from the field en route to the 80-76 victory. SENIOR STUDS: Tulane’s Christion Thompson, K.J. Lawson and Nic Thomas have combined to account for 50 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 57 percent of all Green Wave points over the last five games.TERRIFIC THOMPSON: Thompson has connected on 27.2 percent of the 92 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 4 of 12 over his last five games. He’s also converted 68.9 percent of his foul shots this season.SCORING THRESHOLDS: UConn is 0-5 when its offense scores 60 points or fewer. Tulane is a perfect 6-0 when it holds opponents to 61 or fewer points.UNBEATEN WHEN: Tulane is a perfect 6-0 when it holds an opponent to 61 points or fewer. The Green Wave are 6-18 when opponents score more than 61.DID YOU KNOW: UConn has posted an excellent offensive rebound percentage of 34.1 percent this year. That figure is the 26th-highest in the nation. The offensive rebound percentage for Tulane stands at just 22.3 percent (ranked 330th).___last_img read more

Joseph drafted by Boston in second round with 51st overall pick

first_imgFormer Syracuse forward Kris Joseph will join teammate Fab Melo in Boston after being drafted by the Celtics in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft Thursday night.Joseph was taken with the 51st overall pick while Boston selectedMelo with the 22nd pick in the first round.Joseph was the Orange’s leading scorer last season, averaging 13.4 points per game. During his time with SU, the forward was a consistent scorer and gave opposing team fits with his athleticism and length on the defensive end of the floor in Syracuse’s 2-3 zone.He shot 42.1 percent from the field his senior season, and 34.5 percent from beyond the 3-point line. Joseph also finished with 4.7 rebounds per game.The Montreal native is the second small forward from Syracuse to be drafted in the last two years, following his predecessor Wes Johnson, who was taken by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the fourth overall pick of the 2010 draft.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 29, 2012 at 10:23 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemanlast_img read more