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MU women at home Sunday

Jan. 12, 2013 @ 11:21 PM

HUNTINGTON — Tulane visits Marshall’s Thundering Herd for a 2 p.m., Sunday, women’s basketball game in Cam Henderson Center.

Tulane, 11-3 for the season, lost its Conference USA opener against SMU, 62-56.

The Green Wave is a rarity in college basketball with a 5-0 record in games away from home. They have wins at Louisiana-Monroe, Southern and LSU along with neutral site wins over Bradley and Western Michigan at a tournament in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Coach Lisa Stockton’s team holds a 7-1 series lead against Marshall.

Whitney Bibbins, a 5-foot-10 sophomore, leads Tulane with 14.9 points per game while 5-11 sophomore guard Danielle Blagg and 5-8 senior guard Olivia Grayson both average 9.4.

Six-foot-one sophomore Tiffany Dale averages 6.9 points and 6.5 rebounds with 24 blocked shots.

Marshall (6-8) fell in its first conference game at Southern Miss, 48-46. Freshman point guard Norrisha Victrum tossed in a season-high 15 points in the loss and Shay Weaver added 13.

Weaver, a 5-9 sophomore guard, tops the Herd in scoring with a 10.2 average. Weaver is the conference leader with 2.6 made 3-point shots per contest.

Chukwuka Ezeigbo, a 6-3 sophomore, follows with 8.6 points per game. Ezeigbo leads the team in rebounding (5.8) and is second in C-USA with 1.6 blocks a game.

Marshall is on a three-game losing streak.

Tulane (11-3, 0-1)
at Marshall (6-8, 0-1)
2 p.m., Sunday
Cam Henderson Center
Adults $7; Children $5
Radio: WMUL 88.1-FM




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