New Orleans 50, Tulane 49

— -- 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 throws. 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 the mark. Williams and James Parlow led the Privateers with 13 points each, while David Gomez paced the Wave with 13 points and Davis added 10.