Rey Idowu made one of two free throws and followed with a jump shot. Tulsa took the lead with 4:48 left and went on to hold off Memphis 58-57 on Sunday.
DeAndre Williams’ layup with two seconds left pulled the Tigers within a point but they ran out of time. Elijah Joiner posted 16 points to lead the Golden Hurricane.
Brandon Rachal had 12 points for Tulsa (8-4, 5-2 American Athletic Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory.
Landers Nolley II had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Tigers (6-5, 2-2), Lester Quinones scored 12 and Malcolm Dandridge scored 10 with 10 rebounds and three blocks.
Tulsa also beat Memphis 56-49 on Dec. 21.