ORLANDO, Fla. -- Cameron Reynolds' 3-pointer with three minutes to go put 10th-seeded Tulane ahead and the Green Wave went on to a 65-63 first-round victory over No. 7 seed UCF on Thursday at the American Athletic Conference tournament.
The Green Wave (11-21) came in having lost five consecutive games, dropping two to UCF (12-18) in the regular season, and having lost seven straight to the Knights -- 10 if counting three vacated wins -- but won to advance to play second-seeded Houston in a Friday quarterfinal.
Reynolds' 3-pointer and then his short jumper with 1:45 left put Tulane up 59-55. UCF closed within a point, 62-61, with 19 seconds left but Reynolds made two free throws before UCF, coming out of a timeout, had an errant inbounds pass intercepted. Louis Dabney added a final free throw for Tulane.
Reynolds finished with 12 points and Dabney 13.