Alabama A&M escapes with 68-67 OT win over Tulane

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Ladarius Tabb scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Jacob Perry hit a game-winning layup at the buzzer to give Alabama A&M a 68-67 overtime win over Tulane in the season opener on Friday night.

Just two field goals and five total points were scored in the overtime period. Louis Dabney made a layup with 4:00 left for Tulane's only basket, which gave the Green Wave a 67-65 lead. A Nicholas West free throw for the Bulldogs cut their deficit to one with 2:27 remaining, setting up Perry's heroics on the final possession.

Tulane closed the game going 0 of 4 from the field with three turnovers.

West scored 20 points and added eight boards for Alabama A&M, who shot just 39.1 percent from the field but held Tulane to 38.6 percent and forced 19 Green Wave turnovers.

Jernard Jarreau scored 16 to lead Tulane.

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