Tulane got 16 points from Jaylen Forbes en route to a 82-67 victory over Central Florida on Thursday at Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse.
Bettors who backed Tulane were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of +1.0 at sportsbooks.
Kevin Cross had 15 points for Tulane and Jadan Coleman chipped in with 13 points. Sion James had 6 assists for them, while Kevin Cross was the team’s top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.
Central Florida got 15 points from Darius Johnson in a losing cause and another 13 points from C.J. Walker. Darius Perry contributed 5 assists for them, while C.J. Walker had 16 rebounds.
Tulane led at halftime, $HalfScore.
Central Florida won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 36-28.
Tulane heads into a battle against SMU. Central Florida, meanwhile, will have their next action against Tulsa.