The Tulane men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to five games with a hard fought, 73-68 victory over visiting Tennessee Tech on Sunday afternoon at Devlin Fieldhouse in the final game of the Tulane Classic.
Jonathan Stark led the Green Wave (5-1) with 14 points and seven assists. Louis Dabney had 12 points, Jay Hook added 11, and Ryan Smith scored a career-high 10 points.
“There is still a lot of room for growth on this team and a lot of things to figure out, but I like how aggressive we played at times today,” Tulane coach Ed Conroy said.
Charles Jackson led Tennessee Tech (3-3) with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Torrance Rowe also scored 16 points, and Dwan Caldwell had 15.
Tennessee Tech used a 10-2 to take its second lead at 66-65 with 3:46 left. But Tre Drye’s only basket of the game, a tip-in, gave the Green Wave the lead back.
A pair of lay-ups from Cameron Reynolds and a jumper by Stark built Tulane’s lead to 73-66.
Tulane shot 53.4 percent from the floor, including knocking down 17-of-27 (63.0) percent in the first half.
The Green Wave will play at Loyola-Chicago at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Southeastern Louisiana 92, Langston 80: A late first-half run sparked Southeastern Louisiana in the Tulane Classic.
Southeastern (2-5) strung together a 13-0 run in the final 2:39 of the first half for a 50-40 halftime lead.
Joshua Filmore scored 25 points for Southeastern, and Daniel Greives scored 16 points with nine rebounds. Andrew Guillory added 16 points, Onochie Ochie 13 and Zay Jackson 12.
Curtis Jones’ 25 points led Langston (2-3). Karon Abraham and Daniel Mulamba each added 15 points.
The Lions shot 32-of-61 from the field (52.5 percent).
Southeastern heads to No. 8 Gonzaga (6-0) for a 8 p.m. tipoff Tuesday.
Denver 79, UNO 60: In Denver, the Pioneers had five players in double figures and led by as many as 24 points in the second half in rolling over UNO.
Brett Olson led Denver (3-2) with 15 points and eight assists. Cam Griffin added 14.
Colton Weisbrod had 17 points and five rebounds off the bench for UNO (1-3). Kevin Hill had nine points and 11 rebounds. Kevin Brown scored 11 and Christavious Gill 10.
The Privateers will hos Crowley’s Ridge at 6:15 p.m. Saturday.