GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Jay Hook scored 17 points and hit three 3-pointers in the final three minutes as Tulane topped East Carolina 59-54 on Thursday night.
Tulane (11-9, 3-2 Conference USA) was trailing by a point with less than three minutes to play when Hook made a 3 to give the Green Wave a 51-49 lead with 2:43 left. Hook then hit a 3-pointer on Tulane's next possession and another with 22 seconds left to help seal the win for the Green Wave.
Tulane held East Carolina (11-8, 0-4) to a season-low 54 points, just 36 percent shooting from the field and 4 of 20 from beyond the arc. The Pirates have now lost four straight and six of their last seven.