Will Barton leads Memphis past Tulane 82-64

BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer Published:

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Will Barton scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half, and Memphis won its fourth straight game, 82-64 over Tulane on Wednesday night.

Tarik Black added 18 points and Chris Crawford 13 for the Tigers (19-7, 9-2 Conference USA), who trailed by four points early in the second half before dominating the final 15 minutes to win for the 13th time in their last 15 games.

Ricky Tarrant had 20 points and Josh Davis 19 for Tulane (15-10, 3-8), which hurt itself with 20 turnovers that Memphis converted into 28 points. Tulane shot 46 percent, normally a solid figure but not good enough to keep pace with Memphis' 62 percent shooting (34 of 55). Memphis dominated inside, outscoring Tulane 58-28 in the paint.