Tulane 79, Rice 74

Jordan Callahan and Johnny Mayhane each scored 18 points and

Tulane defeated Rice 79-74 in overtime Wednesday night.

Mayhane scored eight of his points in the extra period to help

the Green Wave (7-14, 2-6 Conference USA) end a four-game losing


Arsalan Kazemi led the Owls (7-14, 1-7) with 19 points and 13


Tulane’s Kendall Timmons hit a jumper with 31 seconds remaining

in regulation to tie the score at 61, and the game went into

overtime after Rice missed two shots.

The Green Wave scored the first six points of overtime and held

off the Owls from there.

Rice went into halftime up 37-28 and led by as many as 13 in the

second half before Tulane rallied by slowly chipping away at the

lead. The Green Wave tied the score at 52 on Kris Richard’s jumper

with 6:20 left and neither team led by more than four the remainder

of regulation.