Syracuse scouting report: Tulane

No. 1 Syracuse, coming off a win over Patriot League opponent Bucknell, will wrap up its non-conference schedule against Tulane, one of Conference USA’s surprising teams.

HOT START: Tulane has been one of the surprise teams of the early season, racing out to an 11-1 start. Then again, take that start with a grain of salt because last year, the Green Wave started 12-3 before completely falling apart. Tulane lost 14 of its last 15 games to finish 13-17 overall, and dead last in C-USA. Tulane’s schedule this year has been one of the easiest in the country, although it did knock off ACC foe Georgia Tech on Dec. 3, 57-52.

SCOUTING THE GREEN WAVE: Keep an eye out for Kendall Timmons and Josh Davis. Timmons leads the Green Wave in scoring at 13.3 points per game. Davis has been a double-double machine, and is averaging 12.1 points and 10.2 rebounds a game.

IN TULANE’S LAST GAME: Jordan Callahan scored 15 points to lead the Green Wave to a 59-51 win over Jacksonville State. Davis added 11 rebounds in the win.

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING: Tulane and Syracuse have only met one other time, when the Orange defeated the Green Wave, 73-60, on Dec. 1, 2007. Jonny Flynn had 17 points and four assists while Arinze Onuaku had 14 points, 16 rebounds, four steals and three blocks.

GAME INFORMATION: Thu, Dec 22. 7 p.m. Time Warner Cable Sports/SNY. Syracuse, NY.

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