2021–22 Tulane Green Wave men's basketball team

The 2021–22 Tulane Green Wave men's basketball team represented Tulane University during the 2021–22 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Green Wave, led by third-year head coach Ron Hunter, played their home games at Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, Louisiana as seventh-year members of the American Athletic Conference. They finished the season 14–15, 10–8 in AAC Play to finish in 5th place. They defeated Temple in the quarterfinals of the AAC Tournament before losing in the semifinals to Houston.

2021–22 Tulane Green Wave men's basketball
Tulane Green Wave wordmark.svg
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
Record14–15 (10–8 AAC)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home arenaDevlin Fieldhouse
Seasons
2021–22 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
No. 15 Houston 15 3   .833 32 6   .842
SMU 13 4   .765 24 9   .727
Memphis 13 5   .722 22 11   .667
Temple 10 7   .588 17 12   .586
Tulane 10 8   .556 14 15   .483
UCF 9 9   .500 18 12   .600
Wichita State 6 9   .400 15 13   .536
Cincinnati 7 11   .389 18 15   .545
East Carolina 6 11   .353 15 15   .500
Tulsa 4 14   .222 11 20   .355
South Florida 3 15   .167 8 23   .258
2022 AAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

In a season limited due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Green Wave 10–13, 4–13 in AAC play to finish in 10th place. In the AAC Tournament, they defeated Tulsa in the first round before losing to Houston in the quarterfinals.

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Gabe Watson 0 G 6'2" 190 Junior Jackson, MS Transferred to Jackson State
Jordan Walker 2 G 5'11" 170 RS Junior Port Washington, NY Graduate transferred to UAB
Ibrahim Ali 11 F 6'10" 245 RS Sophomore Lagos, Nigeria
Ben Callahan-Gold 32 G/F 6'7" 205 Freshman New York, NY Walk-on; transferred
Alec Zaccardo 34 G 6'0" 160 Junior Boston, MA Walk-on; didn't return

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Num Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Braelee Albert 0 G/F 6'5" 220 Junior Los Angeles, CA Vanderbilt
Jalen Cook 3 G 6'0" 205 Sophomore Walker, LA LSU
Quentin Scott 15 F 6'7" 215 Graduate Student Houma, LA Texas State
DeVon Baker 20 G 6'2" 190 Senior Dayton, OH UNC Asheville
Scott Spencer 22 G 6'6" 210 Graduate Student Suffolk, VA La Salle

2021 recruiting classEdit

There were no incoming recruits for the class of 2021.

RosterEdit

2021–22 Tulane Green Wave men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G/F 0 Braelee Albert (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Brentwood School
Vanderbilt
Los Angeles, CA
G 1 Sion James 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Lanier Sugar Hill, GA
G 2 Jadan Coleman 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Bob Jones Madison, AL
G 3 Jalen Cook 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Walker
LSU
Walker, LA
F 4 Nobal Days 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Racine Park Racine, WI
F 10 Oton Jankovic 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Montverde Academy
Vanderbilt
Zagreb, Croatia
G 11 Sandy Ryan (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr St. John Bosco Los Angeles, CA
G 14 Max Bowman (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr JSerra Catholic Newport Beach, CA
F 15 Quentin Scott 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) GS Ellender Memorial
Texas State
Houma, LA
G 20 DeVon Baker 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr SPIRE Academy
UNC Asheville
Dayton, OH
G 22 Scott Spencer 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) GS Blue Ridge
La Salle
Suffolk, VA
G 23 R. J. McGee 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr TaylorMade Academy Chicago, IL
F 24 Kevin Cross 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Mills HS
Nebraska
Little Rock, AR
G 25 Jaylen Forbes 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Florence HS
Alabama
Florence, MS
F 33 Tylan Pope 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS So Franklinton Franklinton, LA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
October 29, 2021*
3:00 p.m.
Louisiana–Monroe W 92–61 
 24  Forbes   8  Pope   9  Cook  Devlin Fieldhouse (300)
New Orleans, LA
November 3, 2021*
7:00 p.m.
Louisiana College W 64–56 
 16  James   10  Cross   5  Cross  Devlin Fieldhouse (803)
New Orleans, LA
Non-conference regular season
November 9, 2021*
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
Southeastern Louisiana W 70–67  1–0
 28  Cook   13  Pope   4  Cook  Devlin Fieldhouse (1,132)
New Orleans, LA
November 13, 2021*
11:30 a.m., ESPN+
Southern L 70–73  1–1
 20  Cross   5  Tied   7  Cook  Devlin Fieldhouse (1,043)
New Orleans, LA
November 17, 2021*
7:00 p.m., ACCN
at Florida State L 54–59  1–2
 21  Cook   8  Forbes   4  Cook  Donald L. Tucker Civic Center (9,030)
Tallahassee, FL
November 22, 2021*
1:30 p.m., FloHoops
vs. Drexel
Nassau Championship quarterfinals
W 90–87 OT 2–2
 30  Forbes   11  Forbes   4  Cook  Baha Mar Convention Center 
Nassau, Bahamas
November 23, 2021*
4:30 p.m., FloHoops
vs. Toledo
Nassau Championship
L 67–68  2–3
 25  Cook   8  Cross   2  Cook  Baha Mar Convention Center 
Nassau, Bahamas
November 24, 2021*
4:30 p.m., FloHoops
vs. Valparaiso
Nassau Championship
L 64–68  2–4
 18  Cross   8  Cross   3  Cook  Baha Mar Convention Center 
Nassau, Bahamas
November 30, 2021*
6:00 p.m.
at College of Charleston L 77–81  2–5
 20  Forbes   7  Cross   4  Cross  TD Arena (3,852)
Charleston, SC
December 4, 2021*
1:00 p.m., ESPN+
Alcorn State W 85–64  3–5
 25  Forbes   7  Cross   13  Cross  Devlin Fieldhouse (1,033)
New Orleans, LA
December 7, 2021*
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
College of Charleston L 72–86  3–6
 17  Tied   7  Cross   4  Tied  Devlin Fieldhouse (653)
New Orleans, LA
December 14, 2021*
7:00 p.m., SECN+/ESPN+
at Texas A&M
American/SEC Alliance
Canceled due to COVID-19 protocols[1] Reed Arena 
College Station, TX
December 18, 2021*
1:00 p.m., ESPN+
Grambling State Canceled due to COVID-19 protocols[2] Devlin Fieldhouse 
New Orleans, LA
December 21, 2021*
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
New Orleans Canceled due to COVID-19 protocols[3] Devlin Fieldhouse 
New Orleans, LA
AAC Regular Season
December 29, 2021
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
Memphis W 85–84  4–6
(1–0)
 25  Cook   4  Forbes   5  James  Devlin Fieldhouse (1,705)
New Orleans, LA
January 1, 2022
6:00 p.m., ESPN+
at Cincinnati W 68–60  5–6
(2–0)
 20  Cook   9  James   4  Cross  Fifth Third Arena (7,922)
Cincinnati, OH
January 5, 2022
6:00 p.m., ESPN+
at East Carolina L 80–88 OT 5–7
(2–1)
 24  Forbes   11  Cross   5  Cook  Williams Arena (1,414)
Greenville, NC
January 8, 2022
3:00 p.m., ESPNU
South Florida W 68–54  6–7
(3–1)
 17  Tied   8  Tied   4  Cook  Devlin Fieldhouse (927)
New Orleans, LA
January 12, 2022
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
at Wichita State W 68–67  7–7
(4–1)
 20  Forbes   7  Forbes   5  Cook  Charles Koch Arena (8,089)
Wichita, KS
January 15, 2022
1:00 p.m., ESPN+
SMU L 66–75  7–8
(4–2)
 23  Cook   8  Cross   3  Days  Devlin Fieldhouse (1,107)
New Orleans, LA
January 22, 2022
1:00 p.m., ESPNU
at UCF L 66–68  7–9
(4–3)
 17  Forbes   5  Forbes   5  Cook  Addition Financial Arena (4,508)
Orlando, FL
January 26, 2022
8:00 p.m., ESPNU
Tulsa W 97–63  8–9
(5–3)
 24  Forbes   8  Cross   8  James  Devlin Fieldhouse (1,345)
New Orleans, LA
January 29, 2022
11:00 a.m., ESPNU
Wichita State W 67–66  9–9
(6–3)
 23  Cook   11  Cross   4  James  Devlin Fieldhouse (2,556)
New Orleans, LA
February 2, 2022
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
at No. 6 Houston L 62–73  9–10
(6–4)
 17  Cross   8  Tied   3  Cook  Fertitta Center (7,312)
Houston, TX
February 5, 2022
1:00 p.m., ESPN+
East Carolina W 86–66  10–10
(7–4)
 26  Forbes   7  Sion   6  Cross  Devlin Fieldhouse (1,579)
New Orleans, LA
February 9, 2022
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
at Memphis L 69–80  10–11
(7–5)
 24  Forbes   9  Forbes   4  Tied  FedExForum (13,865)
Memphis, TN
February 12, 2022
2:00 p.m., ESPN+
Temple W 92–83 OT 11–11
(8–5)
 25  Forbes   9  James   8  Cross  Devlin Fieldhouse (1,448)
New Orleans, LA
February 15, 2022
6:00 p.m., ESPN+
South Florida W 76–57  12–11
(9–5)
 22  Forbes   8  Cross   8  Cook  Yuengling Center (2,078)
Tampa, FL
February 23, 2022
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
No. 14 Houston L 67–81  12–12
(9–6)
 19  Cook   8  Cross   3  Tied  Devlin Fieldhouse (2,707)
New Orleans, LA
February 27, 2022
2:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Temple L 70–75  12–13
(9–7)
 19  Forbes   8  Cross   3  James  Liacouras Center (4,915)
Philadelphia, PA
March 3, 2022
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
UCF W 82–67  13–13
(10–7)
 16  Forbes   9  James   6  Cross  Devlin Fieldhouse (1,569)
New Orleans, LA
March 6, 2022
2:00 p.m., ESPN+
at SMU L 68–74  13–14
(10–8)
 19  Coleman   10  Cross   6  Cross  Moody Coliseum 
University Park, TX
AAC Tournament
March 11, 2022
2:00 p.m., ESPN2
(5) vs. (4) Temple
Quarterfinals
W 69–60  14–14
 18  Cross   9  Tied   9  James  Dickies Arena 
Fort Worth, TX
March 12, 2022
2:00 p.m., ESPN2
(5) vs. (1) No. 18 Houston
Semifinals
L 66–86  14–15
 19  Forbes   7  Forbes   7  Cross  Dickies Arena 
Fort Worth, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Source[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tulane Green Wave temporarily suspend men's basketball operations amid virus outbreak". espn.com. 11 Dec 2021.
  2. ^ "Tulane Green Wave temporarily suspend men's basketball operations amid virus outbreak". espn.com. 11 Dec 2021.
  3. ^ "New Orleans Privateers game against Tulane canceled due to health protocols". wdsu.com. 17 Dec 2021.
  4. ^ "2021–22 Men's Basketball Schedule". tulanegreenwave.com. Retrieved 17 October 2021.