Tulane may not be ranked but the team from New Orleans is turning heads early this season with an 8-2 record including a win over in-state rival Louisiana State. The Green Wave goes into the second half of the season with an addition to their arsenal – the return of senior Danielle Nunn. The senior forward, a transfer from Texas Christian, missed the first eight games of the season due to a broken right pinky during a preseason scrimmage.
Brittany Lindsey, also a senior forward, is back in action also after missing three games following recovery from a concussion suffered in a November 27 loss to the Portland State. The team’s only other defeat was on December 17 against another in-state rival, Louisiana Tech.
Recently, the team allowed Hoopfeed.com photographer Cheryl Vorhis access to a practice at the end of the final examination period for students at the school. Vorhis’ photo slideshow from December 10 provides a glimpse into the team’s day-to-day preparation. Click here for a full screen slideshow of the practice.
Coaching for the Postseason
Tulane head coach Lisa Stockton has led the team for 17 years. She is optimistic about her squad earning repeat titles as the Conference USA regular season and tournament champions and earning a berth to the NCAA tournament.
“We return a lot of experienced players from last year’s championship team,” said Stockton about their early success this season.