NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Loyola University New Orleans men’s basketball team was defeated in the “Battle of Freret St.” against Tulane University, 89-60, on Sunday night at Fogelman Arena.
The Tulane Green Wave shot 65.5 percent in the second half to outscore Loyola 50-32 in the final period. Tulane finished the night shooting 52.2 percent (36-of-69) from the floor while the Wolfpack was held to just 29.6 percent (21-of-71).
Senior Ryan Brock led with 18 points while junior Cameron Cates had 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds. Senior Richard Konkhe came off the bench to score eight points on 4-of-5 from the field.
Tulane’s Kris Richard also had 18 points which included 11 after the intermission. Johnny Mayhane added 14 points with Jordan Callahan and David Booker chipping in with 13 each.
The Wolfpack grabbed their first lead at 6-5 on a tip-in by Cates, then a three-pointer by Brock made the score 9-5 five minutes in..
Mayhane put Tulane back up with a jumper before Kohnke answered with a basket to give LU back the lead at 11-10. However, over the next four minutes, the Green Wave put together a 16-2 run to take a commanding 26-13 lead with 8:02 left.
Tulane’s advantage grew to as much as 16 points in the first half before a three-pointer by freshman Tommy Stangl at the buzzer put the score at 39-28.
Tulane came out of the break with the first six points, and then went up 52-32 on a bucket by Kendall Timmons at the 15:18 mark. From then on, Tulane kept a sizeable lead and cruised to the 89-60 victory.
Tulane out rebounded Loyola 48-38 but lost the turnover battle, 16-14. Loyola racked up 13 steals with Brock and Cates leading with three each.
Loyola is back in action on Nov. 13 when they host St. Thomas (FL) at The Den at 7 p.m.