TULSA, Okla. — Playing its second overtime game in just nine days, the Tulane men’s basketball team placed five scorers in double figures but was outscored by 10 points in the second half before falling to Tulsa 91-89 on Thursday night in an American Athletic Conference matchup at the Reynolds Center.

Sterlin Taplin broke an 89-89 tie with 8.2 seconds left in overtime for Tulsa, which erased a 12-point second-half deficit to force overtime when Tulane couldn't convert in the paint on the final possession of regulation.

Riley Conroy's contested 3-pointer missed for Tulane (13-10, 4-7 AAC) as time expired in the extra session. 

Tulane's Samir Sehic led all players with 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting — his third 20-point performance of the season — while Jordan Cornish matched a career-high with 20 points. For the second game in a row, Cameron Reynolds notched a double-double, his fourth of the season, with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Earning his second start of the season, Colin Slater matched a personal best with 14 points and handed out a career-high seven assists, and Caleb Daniels chipped in 14 points and three assists off the bench.

Tulsa (14-10, 7-5) also had five players score in double digits, led by Junior Etou’s 19 points and 11 rebounds. Corey Henderson, Jr., dropped 19 points, and Martins Igbanu and Sterlin Taplin scored 17 points apiece. Jaleel Wheeler added 11 points and nine boards off the bench.

Both sides got off to hot starts, as the Green Wave got an early jolt off the bench from Sehic who made three-straight layups. The Golden Hurricane made five of its first nine shots, including a pair of 3-pointers, to claim an early 14-11 advantage just over five minutes into the action.

Tulsa opened up a 22-13 lead in the first nine minutes, but Tulane went into attack mode and stormed ahead with a 31-12 run to end the half with a 44-34 lead.

The Green Wave shot a season-best 18 for 28 (.643) from the field in the first half.

Tulane twice led by 12 early in the second half, the last time after a Slater 3-pointer at the 16:30 mark made it 53-41, but Tulsa used a 10-2 run to answer.

Cornish's 3-pointer with 10:55 left pushed the advantage back to 63-53 for the Green Wave, but a flurry of points by the Golden Hurricane tied the score at 71 with 4:28 remaining. Reynolds converted the Green Wave’s fourth three point play of the night on their next possession to pull back in front by three.

The Golden Hurricane would roar back once more and tie the game at 78, but Reynolds had an answer at the other end with 30 seconds left to put the Wave back ahead by two. Taplin made a pair of free throws with 13 seconds to tie the game at 80, and despite a pair of chances in the final seconds, Tulsa’s defense held strong as time ran out on regulation, sending the game to overtime.

The score was tied three more times in the extra period, the last coming at 89-all on Cornish 3-pointer with 40 seconds left.

Tulane plays at Houston at 5 p.m. Sunday on a game televised on ESPNU.