No. 1 Houston too much for Tulane, 80-60

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NEW ORLEANS – Tulane fell to Houston 80-60 on Tuesday night before a sellout crowd in Avron B. Fogelman Arena inside the Devlin Fieldhouse.

Jaylen Forbes led the team with 23 points, Jalen Cook followed with 15 and Kevin Cross dropped 12 points.

Sion James scored just five but led the team with nine rebounds and four steals.

Houston led the way for much of the game. Both teams struggled to take care of the ball, both totaling 14 turnovers on the night. The Cougars held the edge heading into the locker room, 40-32.

Kevin Cross

The Green Wave clawed back to within five late in the second, but the nation’s top ranked team pulled away.

The defeat ended Tulane’s five-game winning streak.

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