NEW ORLEANS (AP) Damyean Dotson scored 15 of his 19 points after halftime Wednesday night to help Houston beat Tulane 82-69 for its fourth win in a row and sixth in its last seven games.
Ronnie Johnson added 17 points, Devonta Pollard and Rob Gray Jr. scored 13 apiece and Galen Robinson Jr. 10 for Houston.
Malik Morgan scored 12-consecutive Tulane points to pull the Green Wave (10-17, 3-11 American Athletic Conference) within two midway through the second half, but they would go without a made field goal for nearly six minutes as Houston used a 14-5 run to open a 72-61 lead with five minutes to go.
Tulane trailed by at least nine the rest of the way.
Dotson hit 9 of 12 from the field as Houston (19-7, 9-5) shot 56.1 percent (32 of 57) overall and made 15 of 18 foul shots.
Louis Dabney led the Green Wave with 23 points. Dylan Osetkowski added 19 with 12 rebounds and Morgan finished with 18 points.