TULSA, Okla. -- Jeremiah Samarrippas hit two baskets in the final minute, the last with a second left, to rally Southern Methodist past Tulsa 57-55 on Saturday night.
SMU (9-6, 1-0 Conference USA) trailed 50-41 with 6:22 left and began its comeback.
Two 3-pointers by Robert Nyakundi, the second with 3:08 left, brought SMU within 52-51.
Tulsa (7-9, 0-2) had a 55-51 lead with 1:26 showing, and London Giles hit two free throws for SMU.
Nyakundi led SMU scorers with 14 points and Giles added 11.
SMU had a 19-4 scoring advantage off turnovers.