Tough Loss for Tulane

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tulane coach Ed Conroy says leading scorer

Kendall Timmons will miss the remainder of the season because of a

right Achilles tendon injury that required surgery.

Timmons was hurt in the first half of the Green Wave's overtime

loss to Southern Miss on Jan. 7 and Conroy says junior guard had

successful surgery on Monday.

Timmons, who is from Fort Worth, Texas, was averaging 13.6

points and 5.2 rebounds this season.

Conroy says the loss of Timmons "is obviously a big blow" but

will provide other players some opportunities to fill the void.

The Green Wave plays next on Wednesday at Tulsa.