The Mustangs swept the season series with the Green Wave. SMU has not lost at home to Tulane since December 7, 1991.
Tulane never led in the first meeting in New Orleans, but the Green Wave held a 35-32 advantage at the break in Dallas after Kevin Zhang hit a 3 at the buzzer and was up by five, 53-48 with 11:09 to play. Nat Dixon hit a 3 to tie it at 54-54 and spark a 9-0 run that put the Mustangs up, but Tulane came back to tie at 60-60 with under seven minutes to go. McMurray hit two free throws and Dixon added two more to put the Mustangs in front for good.
McMurray hit 5 of 9 from distance and finished with 29 points to lead SMU (12-7, 4-3 American). Mike hit all five of his 3-point attempts and added 20 points.
Jordan Cornish had 17points, eight rebounds and eight assists for Tulane (4-15, 0-7).
Bruce Pearl has Auburn back in the Sweet 16
The Tigers dominated Kansas on Saturday for their 10th consecutive win and the coach's first trip to the Sweet 16 in nine years.
Auburn blows past Kansas 89-75 to reach Sweet 16
Bruce Pearl's Auburn rebuilding project took a massive leap.
Edwards sets Purdue record in 42-point performance
Carsen Edwards hits nine 3-pointers, a Purdue record, and scores a career-high 42 points in the 87-61 win over Villanova.