Jordan Callahan scored 15 points and Ricky Tarrant had eight of his 10 in the second half to lead Tulane to a 59-51 victory over Jacksonville State on Sunday night.
The Green Wave (11-1) never trailed in the second half after a first half in which there were 10 lead changes. Their lead reached 12 points, 37-25, with 13:08 remaining, but the Gamecocks (3-7) used a 13-3 run to pull within 40-38, getting seven points from Brian Williams and a pair of 3-pointers by Tarvin Gaines.
Josh Davis' jumper gave Tulane a 54-49 lead with 2:03 remaining, and Jacksonville State was unable to score on its next five possessions, missing four shots and committing a turnover.
Davis had 11 rebounds for Tulane, which outrebounded Jacksonville State 42-31 in the Skip Prosser Tournament game.
Williams finished with 21 points for the Gamecocks and Gaines had 13.