Tulane staged a furious second-half rally to overcome a 17-point deficit and beat Loyola-Chicago 65-59 in a college basketball game Saturday at Fogelman Arena. Guard Jonathan Stark's 3-point shot with 1:41 to play gave the Green Wave the lead for good, 58-55, after they had been down 42-25. Stark and backcourt mate Louis Dabney led all scorers with 25 points each as the Green Wave improved to 3-0. The Ramblers (1-2) were led by forwards Christian Thomas and Matt O'Leary, who each scored 12. Tulane junior guard Jay Hook, who entered the game averaging 21 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 62 percent (8-for-13) from 3-point range, finished with six points. It took almost three minutes for either team to score, and Loyola-Chicago held a 31-19 lead at halftime. The Ramblers led 42-25 after a layup by Christian Thomas with 16:41 to play, but Tulane whittled it down. With 4:18 to play, Stark's jumper pulled the Green Wave to within 53-52. And with 2:39 left, Dabney's trey tied the game at 55-55. This was the second meeting between the schools. Tulane won 67-52 on Dec. 19, 1946, in Chicago.
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