NCAAB Game Recap - Tulane at Utah
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:30 AM EST

Akr
76
Lou
82
F
UVA
48
AzSt
45
F
Lamar
56
KY
81
F
LIU
66
TxTch
96
F
LongB
67
Ariz
104
F
N TX
59
UtSt
68
F
Vill
78
Baylor
87
F
Fla
70
Xav
65
F
Colora
56
Wyo
41
F
USD
69
Wash
88
F
Tul
65
Utah
61
F
Morg
112
Evans
115
F(3OT)
ChaSo
71
DelSt
61
F
NCAT
54
E MI
58
F
(N/A)
70
BethC
74
F
Albany
65
Presb
60
F
MisSt
81
CoCar
56
F
Mia-FL
55
UConn
80
F
FaDi
75
Lafy
80
F
NFla
67
Crei
76
F
(N/A)
68
TexAr
85
F
S UT
58
ETSU
70
F
WCU
70
Stetsn
64
F
(N/A)
62
Hartfo
58
F
WIMil
63
GrgWas
66
F
LSU
96
URI
83
F
UCIrv
74
Detr
86
F
MsVl
54
SDSt
84
F
WlmCry
64
SoMis
83
F
(N/A)
47
IPFW
81
F
VMI
63
UNCG
74
F
(N/A)
50
Maine
90
F
SacHr
97
Quin
80
F
E IL
72
InWor
63
F
AF
74
IndSt
84
F
Rice
77
ECU
69
F
CAPoly
59
Iowa
85
F
CSNor
56
Colg
64
F
Valpa
59
Nev
84
F
MOSt
74
Buff
75
F
UMass
63
StJon
78
F
StJos
64
Tows
76
F
Colum
82
CenCT
52
F
LoyMa
50
Duques
71
F
N DA
56
Minn
79
F
MidTN
63
Ohio
75
F
Cin
84
BGSU
91
F(OT)
Lib
62
UMKC
49
F
Hof
79
CS-Ful
57
F
Rider
72
Vermt
67
F
Nich
82
UMBC
72
F
SNST
56
StMar
107
F
NOrl
71
HI
79
F
TCU
60
Clem
62
F(OT)

Tulane 65, Utah 61

Nov 24, 2019, 10:30 AM EST

Final

1

2

T

Tulane (5-1)

32

33

65

Utah (4-2)

31

30

61

Tulane rallies past Utah 65-61 at Myrtle Beach tourney
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:21 PM

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) Tulane won two games in Myrtle Beach this week - or, half as many as the Green Wave won all of last season.

Teshaun Hightower scored 16 points and hit the go-ahead layup with a minute left, and Tulane rallied past Utah 65-61 on Sunday in the fifth-place game of the Myrtle Beach Invitational.

K.J. Lawson added 14 points and Jordan Walker finished with 12 to help the Green Wave (5-1), who trailed by eight points with 4 1/2 minutes left and continued their turnaround under new coach Ron Hunter by closing on a 10-0 run while hitting nine of their final 11 shots to finish the tournament 2-1.

"How were we going to handle adversity? In the past it's been a struggle at Tulane," said Hunter, who came in from Georgia State. "Our kids could have folded then. They just kept grinding on the defensive end and I thought defensively we were unbelievable today."

Timmy Allen and Branden Carlson each scored 14 points for Utah (4-2). Freshman Rylan Jones finished with 11 points and hit a 3-pointer to put the Utes up 61-55 with 4 1/2 minutes left - but they didn't score again.

Walker hit two jumpers during the decisive run, including one that tied it at 61 with just over two minutes left. He rimmed out a jumper on the next trip downcourt but Hightower cleaned it up with a left-handed layup that put the Green Wave ahead to stay.

The Utes had two chances to tie it in the final minute. Jones' baseline jumper bounced off the rim with about 16 seconds left and his contested jumper from the left wing hit off the front of the rim and went to Hightower with 5.5 seconds left.

Christion Thompson iced it with two free throws with 2.0 seconds left.

BIG PICTURE

Tulane: The Green Wave - who went 4-27 last season under Mike Dunleavy - will leave the Myrtle Beach area feeling pretty good after beating Middle Tennessee and Utah in their final two games. They got back to doing what they do well, forcing 20 turnovers and turning them into 18 points, to give Hunter his 450th career victory.

Utah: This 1-2 finish to this cross-country trip will wind up being one of those tough lessons the young Utes needed to learn before getting into the heart of Pac-12 play. With 12 new players, an adjustment period was certainly expected.

"You can try to find these big-picture elements, but to me, at the end of the day, it's about being a little bit crisper on the next possession, to not put yourself in a position where another team's going to go on a run to finish a game like that," Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said. "There's a lot of chicken we left on the bone, I thought, at different spots."

UP NEXT

Tulane: Plays host to Southern on Dec. 1.

Utah: Plays host to UC Davis on Friday night.

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Leaders

Tulane PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Koka 0 0 0 2 0 0
R. McGee 0 0 0 0 0 0
Utah PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Plummer 0 0 0 2 0 0
L. Thioune 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Tul Utah
Points For 65 61
Field Goals 26/57-46% 23/48-48%
Three Pointers 7/21-33% 7/18-39%
Free Throws 6/7-86% 8/11-73%
Offensive Rebounds 8 9
Defensive Rebounds 17 23
Rebounds 31 35
Blocks 1 2
Steals 7 5
Turnovers 12 20
Personal Fouls 12 13
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Tul Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Nov 24 Tul 65 @ Utah 61 R. Ona Embo 3 B. Gach 3

Game Information

Stadium: HTC Center, Conway, South Carolina
Attendance: 0
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