Tulane 70, No. 22 Houston 60

Brett Benzio had 13 points and 20 rebounds, Danielle Nunn added

19 points and 11 rebounds, and Tulane upset No. 22 Houston 70-60

Friday in the Conference USA tournament semifinals.

Fourth-seeded Tulane (22-9) held off a second-half charge from

top-seeded Houston (26-50) by making its free throws in the closing

minutes.

Porsche Landry had 18 points and six assists for Houston (27-4),

and Lesslee Mason added 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Tulane held Houston’s Courtney Taylor to just four points and

nine rebounds in the contest. She was coming off a 22-point,

10-rebound game in a quarterfinal victory over UTEP on

Thursday.

Tiffany Aidoo scored 13 points for Tulane, which will face

second-seeded UCF in the conference finals Saturday.