Hightower, Thompson lead Tulane past Jackson State 88-79

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Teshaun Hightower scored 21 points, hitting 10 of his 11 free throws, and Christion Thompson contributed 19 points and eight rebounds to help Tulane hold off Jackson State 88-79 on Tuesday night.

K.J. Lawson pitched in with 14 points and four assists for the Green Wave (2-0). Kevin Zhang scored 12.

Jayveous McKinnis and Tristan Jarrett topped the Tigers (0-3) with 14 points apiece. McKinnis added eight rebounds. Cainan McClelland and reserve Jonas James both scored 13.

Tulane shot 56% from the floor and sank 22 of its 30 free throws. Jackson State shot 46% from the field and made 13 of 17 free throws.

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