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Tulane beats South Dakota State to start Gulf Coast Showcase

ESTERO, Fla. -- Caleb Daniels scored 24 points, Shakwon Barrett added 19 and Tulane beat South Dakota State 84-80 on Monday to start the Gulf Coast Showcase.

Tulane had a double-digit second-half lead disappear in the final minute as SDSU took a two-point lead after a 7-0 run, but the Green Wave closed it by scoring six straight.

Daniels' 3-point play with 16 seconds left gave Tulane an 81-80 lead. After SDSU missed a shot, Barrett hit two free throws for a three-point lead. SDSU missed two free throws and Blake Paul made the first of two free throws at the other end, intentionally missing the second.