WICHITA, Kan. — Jaylen Forbes dropped by 25 points in Tulane’s 95-90 win at Wichita State Wednesday night.
13 wins tie the team’s regular season win total from last year with nine games remaining in the season. This was also the Green Wave’s sixth game of the year with 90 or more points.
Forbes was joined by four other Wave members in double-digit scoring figures. Jalen Cook had 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Kevin Cross dropped 18 and added seven rebounds and five assists. Tylan Pope had 15 points and Sion James had 11 points with three rebounds and four assists.
The first half was dominated by the Shockers as they shot 51.5% from the field and 50.0% from beyond the arc. Tulane shot just 16.7% from three-point range and 45.5% from the field.
Tulane (13-7, 6-3 in AAC) jumped out on a 6-0 run to open the second half, forcing a Wichita State timeout just three minutes into the game. Battling back and forth, Tulane would be up four by the half time.
A dunk and one from James would seem to be the decisive point of the game, going up 74-71. The Shockers would make one at the other end to send it to overtime.
The Wave would open overtime on a 10-4 run. Going 2-3 from three-point range and 7-7 from the charity streak, Tulane would get their first overtime win of the year 95-90.
Tulane made at least one 3-point field goal in 274 consecutive games. The last time the Green Wave failed to do so was January 16, 2014 at home against Louisiana Tech when they went 0 for 14 from the outside. Ron Hunter is 6 wins from 500 in his career. This is the first time Tulane’s first OT win of the season. Tulane won the turnover battle for the 16th time this season.
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