Donnie Stith's layup capped a 15-5 run late in the second half that put Tulane up for good at 72-62. UCF (18-7, 7-4) never trimmed its deficit below five points after that.
Tulane outshot UCF from the field, 55.6 percent to 46.8 percent. The Wave hit 7-of-14 3-pointers. UCF also hit seven 3-pointers, but attempted 21.
Andrew Garcia had nine points and seven assists for Tulane.