DALLAS (AP) Shake Milton scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half, and SMU pulled away in the final five minutes to beat Tulane 73-62 on Saturday night.
SMU (14-6, 4-3 American Athletic Conference) returned home after beating No. 7 Wichita State, 83-78 on Wednesday night, and rebounded from a buzzer-beating loss against Temple on Jan. 10 that snapped a 33-game home winning streak. The Mustangs also avenged a three-point loss on Jan. 4 against Tulane (12-7, 3-4).
Melvin Frazier gave the Green Wave their last lead, 55-54 with 5:42 to play. Milton scored 11 points and Jahmal McMurray added eight as the Mustangs finished the game on a 19-8 surge.