Loren Cristian Jackson had 15 points as Akron narrowly beat Tulane 62-61. Channel Banks had 14 points for Akron, which earned its fifth consecutive victory. Xeyrius Williams added 13 points. Camron Reece had eight points for Akron. Teshaun Hightower had 18 points for the Green Wave. K.J. Lawson added 14 points, and Kevin Zhang had 11 points. Akron matches up against UMass at home on Dec. 30. Tulane plays Memphis on the road on Dec. 30.