NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jeremiah Martin scored 21 of his 27 points in the first half, Kyvon Davenport added 17 points and Memphis beat Tulane 83-79 on Sunday.

Jeremiah Martin (TSD archives)

Memphis has won 14 of the past 16 games in New Orleans — with two of those coming in the 2007 NCAA Tournament.

Memphis was ahead 74-62 with 6:30 remaining but Tulane scored the next 10 points over a three-minute span. The Tigers made it a three-point lead with 1:40 left after Isaiah Maurice split a pair at the line and he added a reverse layup on their next possession to make it 77-72.