NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Loyola University New Orleans women’s basketball team heads across the street Friday evening to battle Tulane for its lone exhibition game of the 2011-12 season. Tipoff has been changed from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. CST.
Fourth year head coach, Kellie Kennedy expects this year’s challenge to be a great test for the remainder of the season.
“We are excited about the opportunity to play Tulane this season,” said head coach Kellie Kennedy. “They have a great program and tradition. It will be a chance for us to face our first division I opponent of the season and see how we stack up.”
Loyola comes into this game with a 2-0 head start, defeating both opponents by double-digits. Senior Keiva Council already averages 21.0 points a game and shoots .510 percent from the floor. The sophomore tandem Jasmine Brewer and Amy Moody provide a one-two punch for the ‘Pack. Brewer averages eight rebounds a game while Moody leads the team behind the arch with a 0.357 3-point shooting percentage.
The Green Wave went 23-11 during the 2010-11 season, finished fourth in the Conference USA standings with a 9-7 league record, and advanced to the championship game of the C-USA Women’s Basketball Championship, and earned a spot in the 2011 WNIT. Tulane posted back-to-back 20 win seasons for the first team since accomplishing the feat during the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons.
This contest will be the Wolfpack’s only exhibition game this year. There will be a pep rally before tipoff in the Orleans room. It will feature plenty of music, activities such as face painting and button, and even an appearance by Loyola’s mascot, Havoc. Loyola students can purchase tickets in the Danna Center, Residence Halls and the University Sports Complex. Alumni can register for the events online at htt://www.alumni.loyno.edu or (504)861-5454. Tickets and t-shirts are $5.
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