Posted November 24, 2012 on AP on Fox
Josh Davis had 20 points and 16 rebounds, Jordan Callahan and Ricky Tarrant scored 16 apiece, and Tulane held off Southern University for a 68-65 victory on Saturday night. Jameel Grace led Southern with 18 points, Malcolm Miller scored 16, Derick Beltran 14 and Javan Mitchell 13. Tulane outscored Southern (1-5) by 11 points from the free-throw line. The Green Wave (4-2) led 14-1 early in the first half and 34-21 at the break. The advantage grew to 50-33 on Tarrant's 3-pointer 6:06 into the second half, but the Jaguars' 14-3 run made it 53-47 on Tarrant's free throws with 8:55 to go, and Southern kept chipping away. Southern closed to 66-63 on Miller's 3-pointer with 30 seconds left and 67-65 on Grace's layup with 15 seconds remaining, but Kendall Timmons made 1 of 2 free throws, and Beltran missed a 3-pointer with 3 seconds to go.
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