NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Tulane is on a five-game conference winning streak, and it comes at the perfect time. On Tuesday night, they host the number 1 team in the country, Houston.

“The great news is that we are playing for first place. We could be in ninth place, and playing them wouldn’t matter. We put ourselves in this position, I’m happy for the children that we put ourselves in this position. We’ve been building this program to play meaningful games like this. That’s what really is important. I’m excited about this. Usually I have to cheer the guys up, this time I have to calm them down a bit. I think this environment is going to be amazing tomorrow,” Tulane head coach Ron Hunter said.

Winning seasons have been hard to come by for the Wave, but Coach Hunter believes times are changing for his team.

“This is one of the most rewarding jobs I’ve ever had as far as I know how bad it was when I took on this job. Walking across campus is a different feeling now than it was when I first got here. Athletics really means something at Tulane. Athletics actually means something in the city of New Orleans now. This morning I was at the gas station and someone yelled go get the bus. I look around wondering who they are talking to, and they are talking to me. That is something that I have loved about this city. This city will root for a winner,” Hunter said.

The last time Tulane played in the NCAA Tournament was in 1995.

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