Sims layup leads Tulane past Rice 61-59

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HOUSTON (AP)—A buzzer-beating layup by Kevin Sims led Tulane to a 61-59 victory over Tulane on Wednesday night.

Sims made the layup with one second remaining after Rice’s Aleks Perka missed the back end of a one-and-one, leaving the game tied at 59 with six seconds remaining.

Sims scored 14 points for Tulane (9-10, 3-3 C-USA) and Robinson Louisme added 11. Kris Richard scored 17 points off the bench and grabbed six rebounds.

Perka led Rice (6-14, 1-5) with 15 points while Rodney Foster added 11.

The two teams tied each other five times in the game and changed leads twice, including the last-second shot.

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 Top Performers
 Tulane
Kris Richard Kris Richard
6-10,  17 Pts
6 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Rice
Aleks Perka Aleks Perka
7-8,  15 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists

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