Dec. 3, 2011
New Orleans, La. – Ricky Tarrant highlighted a 24-point outing with six 3-pointers and a pair of clutch free throws with 25 seconds left, and Tulane improved to 9-0 for the first time in two decades with a 57-52 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday.
Josh Davis scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Tulane, while Kendall Timmons scored nine points, including a steal and breakaway dunk to give the Green Wave the lead for good in the final 40 seconds.
Glen Rice Jr. had 11 points and 11 rebounds for Georgia Tech (4-4), which has dropped two straight. Jason Morris added 12 points for the Yellow Jackets.
Tulane shot only 20 percent in the second half and went 10:50 without hitting from the field. That allowed Tech to erase a 44-34 deficit with a 12-2 run, tying the game at 46 on Brandon Reed’s driving layup with 5:43 to go.
The Green Wave made only one field goal after that, but that was Davis’ dunk, which put his team ahead for good. They salted the game away at the free throw line.
Tech returns to action Wednesday night with a 7 p.m. game against Georgia in Athens.