PREVIEW: Gents Take On First In-State Rival, Friday at Tulane
Thursday, November 18, 2010
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary men's basketball team will hit the road for its first contest against and in-state rival school, as the Gents prepare for Tulane on Friday. Tip-off set to begin at 7 pm in New Orleans.

LAST TIME OUT
Sophomore Jeron Trotman paced the Centenary men's basketball team with a double-double and senior Roman Tubner had a game-high 21 points, as the Gents fell in their home opener, 82-70, to Arkansas-Monticello on Wednesday evening in the Gold Dome.

JERON JIVES WITH DOUBLE-DOUBLE
Centenary forward Jeron Trotman recorded his first career double-double against Arkansas-Monticello on Wednesday, tallying 12 points and 11 rebounds. The Huntsville, Ala. native was 5-of-8 from the floor and hit two free throws, along with two blocks and one steal in the home opener.

21 FROM ROME
Gents' guard Roman Tubner continued to pace the offense as he recorded a season-best 21 points against the Boll Weevils. He hit 6-of-12 from the floor and 8-of-11 from the free throw line. This marked Rome's 11th career double-figure game and second this season.

TOTAL TURNOVERS TOLERABLE WITH 12
Centenary managed to keep its turnover total to just 12 in its last contest. The Gents opened the game with six miscues in the first eight minutes, but calmed down and recorded just six more in the final 32 minutes of play. The previous low for the season came at UT-Martin with 15 recorded.

B-5, SIMS FROM DEEP
Freshman Jonathan Blount and sophomore Travis Sims each drained two treys in Wednesday's game for career-best on a 2-of-5 shooting performance from deep. B-5, off the bench added eight points in the effort, while Sims, a starter played 24 minutes, tallying eight points.

BACK-TO-BACK 20 FOR LOWERY
Freshman Logan Lowery has played 20 minutes in two of his three games played this season. The Kingwood, Texas native is averaging 17.3 minutes per game without a start this year and tallies 5.7 points per game.

23 FROM 3
The Gents are shooting just 23 percent from behind the three-point line this season including another low shooting game from deep on a 6-of-26 effort on Wednesday. Centenary is 15-of-64 from the behind the line after three games played. Tubner paces the squad at 38 percent (3-of-8).

OFFENSIVE HIGHLIGHTS
Centenary is led offensively by Roman Tubner with 13.3 points per game and eight assists. Jeron Trotman follows with 9.7 points a contest and Maxx Nakwaasah contributes with 8.0 ppg.

As a team, the Gents are shooting 33 percent (52-156) from the field and is averaging just 55.3 points per game, compared to their opponents' 88.3 ppg.

DEFENSIVE HIGHLIGHTS
Defensively, Jeron Trotman leads with 8.0 rebounds a contest, followed by Maxx Nakwaasah with 5.7 rpg. Freshman Aaron Harwell and Roman Tubner lead the team with three steals apiece, while Trotman paces with six blocks.

LEARNING TO LOVE LOUISIANA
Of its 30 scheduled games this season, the Gents will battle for in-state rivalry marks when it plays six Louisiana schools. From Nov. 19-30, a stretch of four games, Centenary will meet Tulane, LSU and Northwestern State twice. Later, the Gents will travel to UL-Monroe and UL-Lafayette. Centenary will only host one Louisiana school in Northwestern State on Monday, Nov. 22 at 7 pm in the Gold Dome and will make road trips to the remaining five.

LAST YEAR IN LEAGUE
Centenary will play its last year in The Summit League after announcing its transition to NCAA Division III next season. The College will join the competitive southern conference, the American Southwest Conference in 2011-12. This season features a DI schedule, but next year it will be full DIII.

19 ON ROAD. 11 AT HOME.
The Gents are scheduled to play 19 road games this season and just 11 contests in the Gold Dome. Of the 11, nine are Summit League games.

MORE THAN A MONTH AWAY
With an already grueling road schedule, the Gents will see themselves away from home for over a month of play as they are set to play eight games during the time of Nov. 24 with LSU-Dec. 28, including a competitive trip to Marquette and Wyoming during back-to-back games.

SCOUTING TULANE
Tulane is a DI member of Conference USA, located in New Orleans, La. The Green Wave will meet Centenary for its third game of the year. They enter with a 1-1 season record after a 91-62 season-opening win over Maryland Eastern, before falling 69-53 to Georgetown on Nov. 15.

Kris Richard leads the team with 17.5 points per game and has an impressive 65 percent shooting performance from the floor after two games. Kendall Timmons follows with 14.5 ppg and paces the Green Wave on the boards with 10.5 rebounds a contest.

As a team, Tulane is shooting 44 percent (49-112) from the floor and is averaging 72.0 ppg to its opponents' 65.5 ppg.

CENTENARY-TULANE HISTORY
Centenary and Tulane will meet for the 15th time in the school's history on Friday. The Green Wave owns an 11-3 series record over the Gents with its last contest coming back in 2001 as Centenary fell 68-57.

GAME COVERAGE
Centenary's game will be available for viewing on www.tulanegreenwave.com.

NEXT TIME OUT
Following Friday's contest, Centenary will return home to host in-state rival, Northwestern State on Monday, Nov. 22 at 7 pm in the Gold Dome. It's "Church Night"...Fans can enter the gates free of charge when they present a church bulletin at the door.