Seeding in the conference tournament is on the line as Tulane prepares for the last game of the season. The Green Wave (16-14, 8-7 C-USA ) will take on Southern Mississippi on Thursday in a game that will make Tulane either the sixth or seventh seed and give them a first-round bye.

Southern Mississippi (25-5, 12-3 C-USA ) enters this matchup on four-game winning streak and can move into a four-way tie for first place while earning a bye for the first two rounds of the tournament.

The last time the two teams faced off, the Golden Eagles came away with a convincing 78-47 victory. Tulane coach Ed Conroy said his team will need a better effort this time around.

“We obviously have a great opponent coming it and one we didn’t play particularly well against them the first time around,” he said in a release. “It will be exciting to see where we are against that team. It will take a great effort on our part.”

The Golden Eagles average 72.8 per game while holding opponents to 62.7 points for a 10.1 scoring margin. Tulane hasn't had as strong of a year offensively and has a scoring margin of -5.3 on the season.

Including the loss in Hattiesburg earlier this year, the Green Wave have lost the last eight meetings with the Golden Eagles. This season finale will be the last time the schools face each other in conference play as Tulane joins the American Athletic Conference next season.

The season finale is also senior night as Tulane will recognize its three seniors in a ceremony before tipoff. Senior Night will honor Tomas Bruha, Max Keenan and Kevin Thomas.

Tomas Bruha, who is expected to start at center against the Golden Eagles, said that he is thankful for the chance to have played his college career at Tulane. “It was a great chance to play for a great team in a great city,” he said. “I'm really glad I could be a part of this. It's going to be really hard to let it go.”