NEW ORLEANS -- Joseph Young scored a career-high 32 points, including the game-winner to lift Houston over Tulane 96-94 Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.
After Josh Davis converted a three-point play for Tulane to tie it 91-91, Young made two free throws with 54 seconds left to put Houston on top 93-91.
Davis responded with a layup and Kendall Timmons made 1 of 2 from the foul line with 12 seconds remaining to put the Green Wave ahead 94-93.
Young, with 2 seconds left, connected on a jumper while getting fouled. Young made the and-1 free throw to put Houston on top for good 96-94.
Kendall Timmons led Tulane (18-13, 6-10) with 22 points and eight boards. The Green Wave has lost four straight.
Authorities say former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and other crimes.
Point guard Jaylen Fisher, who reopened his recruitment after coaching changes at UNLV, has committed to TCU over a long list of schools.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.