Tulane easily defeats Huston-Tillotson, ends 3-game losing streak

NEW ORLEANS (AP)—Robinson Louisme led three Tulane players into double figures with 14 points and the Green Wave snapped a three-game skid with a 75-43 victory over Huston-Tillotson.

Tulane (4-3) never trailed in the game and used a 10-2 run early in the contest to sprint to a double-digit lead and never looked back.

Asim McQueen, a sophomore who scored a career-best 10 points, hit two free throws to spark the spurt and later hit a lay-up during the run. The Green Wave needed less than nine minutes to reach double figures and put the game away.

David Gomez entered the night just eight points shy of the 1,000-point plateau, and he reached that mark with 5:29 left in the opening period when he was fouled on a lay-up. He connected on the free throw and became the 29th player in school history to surpass 1,000 career points.

Gomez’s conventional three-point play gave Tulane a 20-point lead, its largest of the first half, and the Wave took a 34-17 lead into the break.

In the second half, Tulane outscored Huston-Tillotson (0-6), 41-26. The Green Wave’s lead was never less than 17 points, while its largest advantage of the game came with 4:20 remaining when freshmen Johnny Mayhane knocked in a lay-up for a 39-point lead.

The Rams’ Titus Butler led all scorers with 25 points and was the only Huston-Tillotson player to reach double figures. In fact, no other player on the squad scored more than four points.

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Updated Wednesday, Dec 5, 2007