UConn tops Tulane, will square off in AAC opening round
The two squads will face off again in the opening round of the conference tournament, which starts Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas. The Huskies (19-12, 10-8), winners of eight of their last 10, are seeded fifth while Tulane (12-18, 4-14) is a 12 seed.
The Green Wave led 41-39 at halftime. Eighteen seconds into the second half, Whaley converted a three-point play and the Huskies never trailed again. Vital and Teshaun Hightower each made a pair of foul shots with 25 and 16 seconds left respectively, and Adams made 1 of 2 with 15 seconds to go for the final margin.