NEW ORLEANS (AP) -Kevin Sims scored 22 points and Tulane defeated George Mason 76-71 on Saturday.
The Green Wave (2-3) trailed 40-34 with 18:17 left in the game before going on a 10-2 run. Asim McQueen gave Tulane a 44-42 lead on a jump shot with 15:32 left to play.
The Patriots (3-3) tied the game at 64-64, but the Green Wave pulled away in the final 2:26.
Tulane led 74-71 with 15.4 seconds remaining and George Mason's Cam Long missed a 3-pointer. Sims then hit two free throws with 7 seconds left to seal the win.
McQueen had 16 points and four steals and Aaron Holmes added 10 for the Green Wave, who scored 20 points off of 20 Patriots' turnovers.
The Green Wave held George Mason to 36.7 percent shooting in the second half (11 of 30), after allowing 55.6 percent (15 of 27) in the first.
Long scored a career-high 24 points for the Patriots and Luke Hancock added 14.
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