NEW ORLEANS (AP)—Jordan Clarkson and Eric McClellan each scored 15 points in Tulsa’s 73-69 victory over Tulane on Saturday night.
The Golden Hurricane (17-11, 10-4 Conference USA) led 37-30 at halftime and outplayed Tulane (15-13, 3-11) in the final minute to win.
Ricky Tarrant and Jordan Callahan scored 21 and 16 points respectively for the Green Wave.
Tulsa, which got 12 points and 12 rebounds from Kodi Maduka, and 11 points apiece from Scottie Haralson and Steven Idlet, led 63-55. Tulane rallied to tie it 63-63.
A foul shot apiece by Tre Drye and Tarrant put Tulane up 65-63. Clarkson, though, stuck a 3-pointer and Idlet answered Drye’s layup with a jumper to make it 68-67. Tarrant’s basket gave Tulane its last lead, 69-68.
Haralson’s jumper with 35 seconds remaining regained the lead, and McClellan’s two free throws with 17 seconds clinched it.
Tulsa outscored Tulane 40-22 in the paint.