Tulane looks to end streak vs SMU
Moody Coliseum, Dallas; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: SMU looks to extend Tulane’s conference losing streak to five games. Tulane’s last AAC win came against the Temple Owls 65-51 on Jan. 11. SMU lost 65-43 on the road against Cincinnati on Tuesday.
SENIOR STUDS: Tulane’s Christion Thompson, K.J. Lawson and Nic Thomas have combined to score 49 percent of the team’s points this season and have accounted for 60 percent of all Green Wave scoring over the last five games.
FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Kendric Davis has accounted for 45 percent of all SMU field goals over the last five games. The sophomore guard has 24 field goals and 30 assists in those games.
STREAK STATS: SMU has won its last five home games, scoring an average of 80 points while giving up 66.
ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Mustangs have recently gotten buckets via assists more often than the Green Wave. SMU has 45 assists on 68 field goals (66.2 percent) over its previous three contests while Tulane has assists on 29 of 60 field goals (48.3 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The disruptive Tulane defense has forced opponents to turn the ball over on 24.3 percent of all possessions, the 20th-best rate in the nation. SMU has a forced-turnover percentage of only 18.1 percent through 20 games (ranking the Mustangs 263rd among Division I teams).