The McNeese Cowboys and Tulane Green Wave meet Friday in college basketball action at the Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse. The McNeese Cowboys look for a 2-0 start. The Tulane Green Wave also look to remain undefeated.
The McNeese Cowboys are averaging 110 points on 56.6 percent shooting and allowing 54 points on 35.6 percent shooting. Christian Shumate is averaging 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Zach Scott is averaging 15 points and 2 assists. Johnathan Massie is the third double-digit scorer and Malachi Rhodes is dishing 2 assists. The McNeese Cowboys are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 38.5 percent from the free throw line. The McNeese Cowboys are allowing 19.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game.
The Tulane Green Wave are averaging 89 points on 52.2 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 36.1 percent shooting. Jaylen Forbes is averaging 21 points and 6 rebounds, while Kevin Cross is averaging 21 points and 4 assists. RJ McGee is the third double-digit scorer and Sion James is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Tulane Green Wave are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Tulane Green Wave are allowing 26.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game.
The McNeese State Cowboys have some showing and proving to do, as they didn't play anybody in their season opener and now have a big test on the road. The Tulane Green Wave returned a lot of key players from last year's roster, and they were firing on all cylinders in their opening victory. Tulane is a contender in the AAC this season with the amount of guys who can take over for stretches. Give me Tulane and whatever the line is.