Scores

Final

SMU 74

(10-10, 2-4 C-USA)

Tulane 80

(14-6, 2-4 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, January 25, 2012

    Devlin Fieldhouse, New Orleans, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    SMU 25 4974
    TULN 17 6380

    Top Performers

    SMU: R. Nyakundi 26 Pts, 3 Reb

    Tulane: R. Tarrant 33 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Tulane 80, SMU 74

    Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS -- Ricky Tarrant scored 33 points and Tulane exploded in the second half for 63 points to beat SMU 80-74 Wednesday night in Conference USA action.

    Tarrant broke the school record for points by a freshman, set by Anthony Reed with 32 in 1989. Tulane's 63 points in the second half was more than the Green Wave's total in nine games this season.

    Trailing 25-17 at halftime and 28-19 early in the second half, Tulane (14-6, 2-4) outscored SMU 61-46 over the final 18:37. Tarrant scored 26 of his points in the second half, including his five 3-pointers. He was 9 for 17 from the floor, 5 of 11 from the arc and 10 for 12 at the foul line.

    SMU (10-10, 2-4) got 26 points from Robert Nyakundi, 16 from London Giles.

    For Tulane, Jordan Callahan scored 16 points, Josh Davis 14. Tulane shot 18 for 28 after intermission.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SMU
    TULN
    Points 74 80
    FG Made-Attempted 28-49 (.571) 25-56 (.446)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-22 (.455) 10-29 (.345)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-11 (.727) 20-32 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 9

    2011-12 Season

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