January 18, 2013
Tulsa makes up for scoring woes with sticky defense
They won't admit it, but they probably know it.
To maintain any realistic chance for a breakthrough season, Tulane (12-5, 0-2 Conference USA) has to beat Tulsa (11-7, 3-1) at Devlin Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon. Coming off back-to-back 3-13 conference finishes under third-year coach Ed Conroy, where would the Green Wave find the self-belief to go on the road and compete with league-favorite Memphis next Wednesday if it falls to 0-3 in the league?
Nowhere. That's where.
"Every game is important," forward Kendall Timmons said. "We're trying to win every game and have a successful year, but we don't really look past each game. That's what coach harps on a lot. We've gotten into the mindset of one game at a time."
No one would bite on the idea of Tulsa being a must-win game. If they treated it that way, what would they say if they lost?
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