Martin scores 21 of 27 in 1st half, Memphis beats Tulane
Memphis has won 14 of the past 16 games in New Orleans — with two of those coming in the 2007 NCAA Tournament.
Memphis was ahead 74-62 with 6:30 remaining but Tulane scored the next 10 points over a three-minute span. The Tigers made it a three-point lead with 1:40 left after Isaiah Maurice split a pair at the line and he added a reverse layup on their next possession to make it 77-72.
Raynere Thornton had 12 points and eight rebounds for Memphis (11-6, 3-1 American).
Freshman Kevin Zhang scored 25 points, his third 20-point game, for Tulane (4-12, 0-4), which has lost six straight with its last win against Texas Southern nearly a month ago.
Tulane coach Mike Dunleavy Sr. and Memphis coach Penny Hardaway are two of 27 former NBA players coaching a Division I team.