NEW ORLEANS (AP) Cameron Reynolds scored 22 points and made back-to-back 3-point jumpers to wrest back the lead and Tulane made 10 free throws down the stretch to hold off Houston 81-72 Wednesday night.
Houston had won five of its previous six games, falling only to No. 9 Wichita State on January 4, and had taken its biggest lead of the game, 52-49, on a Wes VanBeck 3-pointer. Reynolds' sank two from distance in less than a minute to put the Green Wave (12-6, 3-3 American) back in the lead 55-54 with 10:23 to play.
Rob Gray gave Houston a one-point lead twice more as the teams battled but Ray Ona Embo made a pair of free throws and Caleb Daniels threw down a dunk as Tulane led 66-63 with four minutes remaining and never trailed again.