January 23, 1999
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Byron Mouton scored 21 points and Tulane got 36 points from its bench Saturday in a come-from-behind 89-84 Conference USA victory over Houston.
Tulane (9-7 overall, 3-4 CUSA) trailed 43-34 at halftime, but made 18 of 31 of its field goal attempts for 58 percent shooting accuracy in the second half to beat Houston (7-11, 2-6).
The Green Wave also enjoyed a 40-23 rebounding advantage and outshot Houston by 23-18 from the foul line.
Substitutes Ledaryl Billinglsy scored 15 points and Wade Mason added 12 to spark Tulane's comeback, while starters Sterling Davis had 14 points and Dylan Osean added 11.
Gee Gervin's 26 points led Houston, while Kenny Younger had 19 and William Stringfellow added 17 for the Cougars.