Opponent Watch 2019-20: Tulane

Lack of experience is not the issue for the Tulane men’s basketball team as it prepared for season No. 1 under coach Ron Hunter, with seven players combining for a sizable 156 career starts.

The problem is almost none of those starts came while they played with each other, and zero happened with Hunter guiding them.

Although Hunter continues to scoff at all the forecasts that have Tulane last in the American Athletic Conference, he recognizes there will be a period of adjustment.

“We’ve had a couple of scrimmages, and one guy thought he (a teammate) was going to cut when he didn’t and those kinds of things,” he said. “And they haven’t seen the way I coach in games.”

I think Hunter may have a point about the preseason predictions. Tulane has a chance to be better than UCF, ECU, Tulsa and maybe SMU. They were so bad last year hard to give them the benefit of the doubt.

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