NEW ORLEANS (AP) — David Gomez score 17 points and Tulane held Marshall to under 24 percent shooting for a 61-36 Conference USA victory Saturday night.

Marshall’s 36 points matches the league record for fewest points allowed in a conference game.

Tulane (8-12, 4-4), which has now won three straight games and four of its last five, held a 24-21 lead at halftime. But after Marshall (9-11, 2-5) pulled within one at 26-25 with 18:07 to go, the Wave defense held the Thundering Herd scoreless for nearly 10 minutes.

Quincy Davis returned to the Tulane lineup with three fouls and followed with three straight baskets to cap a 15-0 run which made it 41-25 with 8:36 to go.

Marshall finally broke the drought at the 8:20 mark with a layup by LaVar Carter and a pair of free throws from Mason Wooldridge. Tulane then rattled off 11 straight points to push the margin to 52-29 with 4:15 remaining.

Overall, the Wave held the Herd to just 23.6 percent (13-of-55) shooting, including 17.9 percent in the second half. Marshall hit five field goals and scored just 14 points in the half.

Mark Patton led Marshall with 8 points.

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