Tulane Green Wave News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
ESPN.com: Klay has torn ACL in left knee, Warriors confirm
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors swingman Klay Thompson suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in Thursday night's Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the team announced.
Thompson was hurt with 2 minutes, 22 seconds left in the third quarter after he went up for a breakaway dunk and was fouled by Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green with Golden State leading 83-80. Thompson came down hard and immediately grabbed the knee while writhing on the floor in pain.
The Warriors ruled Thompson out for the rest of the game, and he left the building on crutches, much the same way Kevin Durant did after rupturing an Achilles tendon in Game 5.
ESPN.com: How Kyle Lowry became the last Raptor standing
TORONTO -- KYLE LOWRY'S path to becoming the starting point guard for a team in the NBA Finals could best be described as a happy accident.
When he joined the Toronto Raptors in a trade with the Houston Rockets in July 2012, he was forced to compete with Jose Calderon for minutes before eventually beating out the Spaniard when he was traded. A year later, a different trade -- one that didn't happen -- would've seen him wind up with the New York Knicks, only for them to scuttle the deal at the last minute after it was all but done.
ESPN.com: Williamson blocks Harper before halftime buzzer
ESTERO, Fla. -- Collin Welp tied his career high with 15 points, Elston Jones had 10 points and nine rebounds and UC Irvine beat Tulane 67-55 on Tuesday in the Gulf Coast Showcase.
The Anteaters made their first 11 shots of the second half, breaking a tie at 36 at the start of a 13-1 run, with eight points from Welp, for a 49-37 lead. UC Irvine was 12 of 15 at one point and finished the half at 13 of 21.
UC Irvine led by 13 points, but Tulane scored the next six -- highlighted by Jordan Cornish's turnaround jumper and free throw after being fouled -- to pull within 57-50.
ESPN.com: Tulane beats South Dakota State to start Gulf Coast Showcase
ESTERO, Fla. -- Caleb Daniels scored 24 points, Shakwon Barrett added 19 and Tulane beat South Dakota State 84-80 on Monday to start the Gulf Coast Showcase.
Tulane had a double-digit second-half lead disappear in the final minute as SDSU took a two-point lead after a 7-0 run, but the Green Wave closed it by scoring six straight.
Daniels' 3-point play with 16 seconds left gave Tulane an 81-80 lead. After SDSU missed a shot, Barrett hit two free throws for a three-point lead. SDSU missed two free throws and Blake Paul made the first of two free throws at the other end, intentionally missing the second.
ESPN.com: Coastal Carolina
NEW ORLEANS -- Caleb Daniels scored 22 points and Jordan Cornish scored 19 and Tulane held off Coastal Carolina's rally for an 81-76 win on Tuesday night.
Daniels' 3-point play with 8:56 to play put Tulane (1-1) ahead 63-51 before the Chanticleers outscored the Wave 21-11 over the next six minutes to draw within 74-72 on Zac Cuthbertson's 3-pointer with 2:37 left.
Samir Sehic made a pair of free throws to push the lead to four before a tip-in basket by Cuthbertson with 1:52 left. Each team took turns making 1 of 2 free throws and Tulane led 77-75 with 44 seconds left.
ESPN.com: Mann leads No. 17 Florida State past Tulane, 80-69
NEW ORLEANS -- Terance Mann had 21 points and 10 rebounds, PJ Savoy added 14 points and No. 17 Florida State wore down a feisty and seemingly improved Tulane squad, 80-69 on Sunday night.
Tulane was buoyed by the debut of freshman Kevin Zhang, who scored 24 points, including 10 points during a mid-second-half surge that briefly pulled the Green Wave as close as 62-56.
But Christ Koumadje's dunk sparked a 10-0 Seminoles run that included layups by Mann and Trent Forest, and FSU maintained a double-digit lead for most of the final seven minutes.
ESPN.com: No. 17 Florida State hopes to maintain focus vs. Tulane
No. 17 Florida State, coming off an impressive 81-60 season-opening victory over rival Florida, will try to build more momentum when it plays host to Tulane on Sunday in Tallahassee The Seminoles showed depth, an attacking offense and an aggressive defense that came up with nine steals and forced 16 turnovers by the Gators. FSU's 21-point margin of victory was its largest in the series since 1969.
"We're just starting to figure out who we are. I'm not ready to start taking bows yet," said FSU coach Leonard Hamilton, whose team went 23-12 last season and made a thrilling run to the Elite Eight as a No.
Times Picayune: Tulane's three-man weave comes with a twist: 'This is not punishment,' Mike Dunleavy says
The three-man weave is nothing new to college basketball, but for these players, to make 10 trips up and down the floor and make a layup each time without letting the ball touch the floor in the span of a minute, well, that's something else.
Tulane basketball measures physical conditioning on the court by doing something Mike Dunleavy Sr. had to do when he was first an NBA rookie in 1976.
When he first arrived to coach the Green Wave in 2016, Dunleavy's players struggled to complete this particular task just once. Last season, about half the team could do it twice in a row.