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.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.