NEW ORLEANS (AP) Lu'Cye Patterson hit four free throws in the final 23 seconds to allow Charlotte to fend off Tulane 75-71 on Saturday night.

Igor Milicic Jr. scored 22 points and also added 13 rebounds for the 49ers (13-7, 7-1 American Athletic Conference). Lu'Cye Patterson added 14 points while shooting 4 for 11 (2 for 6 from 3-point range) and 4 of 4 from the free throw line, and he also had six rebounds. Dishon Jackson was 3 of 6 shooting and 7 of 9 from the free throw line to finish with 13 points. It was the seventh win in a row for the 49ers.

The Green Wave (12-8, 3-5) were led by Kevin Cross, who recorded 16 points and five assists. Tre' Williams added 15 points for Tulane. In addition, Sion James had 11 points, eight rebounds and two blocks.

Nik Graves led Charlotte with 11 points in the second half as their team was outscored by five points over the final half but held on for the victory.

Up next for Charlotte is a matchup Saturday with East Carolina at home. Tulane visits SMU on Thursday.


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