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Williamson blocks Harper before halftime buzzer

ESTERO, Fla. -- Collin Welp tied his career high with 15 points, Elston Jones had 10 points and nine rebounds and UC Irvine beat Tulane 67-55 on Tuesday in the Gulf Coast Showcase.

The Anteaters made their first 11 shots of the second half, breaking a tie at 36 at the start of a 13-1 run, with eight points from Welp, for a 49-37 lead. UC Irvine was 12 of 15 at one point and finished the half at 13 of 21.

UC Irvine led by 13 points, but Tulane scored the next six -- highlighted by Jordan Cornish's turnaround jumper and free throw after being fouled -- to pull within 57-50.