WESTWEGO, La. (AP) -- Wayne Williams hit two free throws with
19.5 seconds remaining to give New Orleans a 50-49 win over Tulane
Saturday in the team's first game back in the metropolitan area
following Hurricane Katrina.
The Privateers (3-8) spent the entire fall semester at the
University of Texas at Tyler, attending classes and going through
drills. Three of UNO's first 10 games were played on that campus
and they played their first home game Saturday at the Alario
Center, where the NBA's New Orleans Hornets used to practice.
Down 49-46 with 3:29 to play, Williams cut the score to one on a
layup, before the game went scoreless over the next nine
possessions. A walking call charged to Tulane's Chris Moore with
27.2 seconds remaining setup a drive by Williams during UNO's next
opportunity. Moore fouled him, setting up the two game-winning free
Tulane (3-7) got two shots at the basket in the final seconds,
but Quincy Davis' eight-foot jumper in front of the basket was off