(New Orleans, La.) In the Annual Battle of Freret Street, the Loyola University New Orleans men’s basketball fell 103-74 in an exhibition contest against Tulane University on Sunday night at Devlin Fieldhouse.
The Wolf Pack jumped out to an early lead as they led 6-1 in the opening minutes and extended the margin to 13-6 after Kyle Simmons banked in a three pointer. However, early foul trouble hampered the Pack as the Green Wave enjoyed the bonus within the first three minutes of the contest. The early foul trouble forced four starters to the bench which allowed Tulane to go on a 27-6 run over a 6:30 span.
Mason Ibert scored 15 points and had six rebounds, two assists, two steals, and a block in a well rounded effort. Aleksander Matoski's 14 points off the bench, including eight straight points over a two minute span in the second half, aided the offense. Cameron Hill tallied 13 points off the bench as he shot 4 for 6 from the field. Ibert, Matoski, Roco Gandara and McCall Tomeny all had six rebounds to tie for the team lead. Kyle Simmons recorded a team best seven assists to go along with nine points.
The Green Wave had five scorers in double figures led by 24 points from Louis Dabney. Point guard Jonathan Stark scored 18 points and had nine rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Jay Hook had 19 points, Cameron Reynolds added 13, and Payton Henson tallied 12. Tre Drye led the team with 11 rebounds.
Loyola shot 33.3% for the game while the Green Wave converted 49.3% and 57.9% from behind the three point line. The Wolf Pack attacked the rim relentlessly as they attempted 41 foul shots but made 63.4%.
The Wolf Pack will be back in action on Saturday, November 9th when they head to El Paso, Texas for a game against UTEP scheduled for 8 p.m. central time.