Tulane (8-7) had fallen behind 58-54 before Hofstra's Stephen Nwaukoni picked up a technical foul with 1:30 left to play. Tulane's resulting five-point possession turned the game decisively in the Green Wave's favor.
Hofstra (4-9) had a chance to win the game on its final possession but Dion Nesmith missed a layup with 4 seconds to go
Zeke Upshaw led all scorers with 31 points and scored seven during a 9-2 run that put the Pride up by four with less than 2 minutes left.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.