NEW ORLEANS -- Josh Davis scored 22 points and Tulane pulled away from Rice in the second half Saturday for a 73-66 Conference USA victory.
Tied at 32 at the half, the Owls moved ahead on Seth Gearhart's three-point play before the Green Wave (14-6, 2-3) took control with a 9-0 spurt.
The win gave the Green Wave a 25-24 lead in the series and snapped Rice's three-game streak, including a sweep last season.
Davis had nine rebounds, ending his run of three straight double-doubles, as Tulane outrebounded the Owls 38-21.
Tarrant added 16 points and Jordan Callahan scored 10 for the Green Wave.
Gearhart scored 23 points to lead the Owls (4-15, 0-5), who have lost eight of their past nine games.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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