Tulane 72, Alabama A&M 63

Kendall Timmons scored 16 points and Josh Davis had 15 points

and 12 rebounds to lead Tulane to a 72-63 season-opening victory

over Alabama A&M on Friday night.

Timmons got 12 of his points in the first half, which ended with

the Green Wave ahead 42-28. Alabama A&M turned the ball over 12

times in the half to just six for Tulane.

The Bulldogs came back in the second half, when Casey Canty

scored 14 of his 19 points, and got within 52-47 with 10:20

remaining.

Tulane then went on a 9-0 run over the next 3:40 to put the

first game between the teams out of reach.

Trent Rogers added nine points and five assists for the Green

Wave, which shot 51.7 percent (15 of 29) in the first half but

dropped to 42.9 percent (9 of 21) in the second.