NEW ORLEANS -- Jay Hook made two free throws and Cameron Reynolds followed with a three-pointer as Tulane capitalized on a late technical to escape with a 61-58 win over Hofstra on Thursday.

Tulane (8-7) had fallen behind 58-54 before Hofstra's Stephen Nwaukoni picked up a technical foul with 1:30 left to play. Tulane's resulting five-point possession turned the game decisively in the Green Wave's favor.

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Jay Hook had 15 points to lead the Green Wave and Jonathan Stark added 12. Tulane's leading scorer on the season, Louis Dabney, fouled out with 4:46 to go and finished with only six points.

Hofstra (4-9) had a chance to win the game on its final possession but Dion Nesmith missed a layup with 4 seconds to go

Zeke Upshaw led all scorers with 31 points and scored seven during a 9-2 run that put the Pride up by four with less than 2 minutes left.