Interrupted schedules have denied Temple and Tulane from getting into much of a groove across the past month. This newest matchup was added to the American Athletic Conference schedule after Saturday's would-be clash sending Temple to East Carolina was called off because of East Carolina's COVID-19 issues. The Owls and Green Wave had been slated to meet Jan. 6, so this serves as a make-up game.
Houston shot 44%, including 15 of 36 on 3-pointers. The Cougars outrebounded Tulane 48-26, which led to an 18-9 advantage in second-chance points. Jordan Walker scored 13 points and Jaylen Forbes had 11 for Tulane (6-3, 1-3).