February 27, 1999
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Wade Mason and Waitari Marsh hit two free throws apiece in the final 25 seconds of the second overtime period as Tulane rebounded from a 13-point deficit to down South Florida 81-76.
Baskets by Marsh and Wade and two free throws from Byron Mouton during the opening two minutes of the second extra period put Tulane up 75-69.
South Florida responded, outscoring the Green Wave 7-2. B.B. Waldon and Cedric Smith hit two free throws each and a lay-up by Chonsey Asbury made it 77-75. Waldon then made one of two free throws, cutting the Tulane lead to 77-76 with 27.9 seconds remaining.
Sterling Davis had 16 points and Mouton added 14 for Tulane. South Florida got 16 points from Waldon and 14 points from Altron Jackson.
Smith had a slam dunk off the opening tip of the first overtime period and Anddrikk Frazier added a lay-up as South Florida went up 69-65. Tulane rebounded on baskets by Ledaryl Billingsley and Morris Jordan, who tied the game with 1:27 remaining.
The second half ended in dramatic fashion. After Shaddrick Jenkins missed two free throws for South Florida, Marlo Miles' buzzer-beating 3-pointer tied the game at 65.
A jumper by Marsh and Davis' 3-pointer had cut the Tulane deficit to 65-62 with 26.8 seconds left to go.
Tulane (12-14, 6-10) opened the second half outscoring South Florida 17-6 and tied game at 46 on Mouton's 3-pointer.
South Florida put together a 14-4 run to take a 61-53 advantage with 3:39 left in regulation. The Bulls ended the sequence on fastbreak baskets by Asbury and Frazier.
Jackson had 12 first-half points as South Florida (13-13, 6-10) rebounded from an early eight-point deficit and took a 40-29 halftime lead.