For the second consecutive game, TU gave up a large second half lead, but hung on to beat William and Mary, 70-67.
The Tribe had two three-point attempts in the closing seconds to tie, but missed both.
James Woodard put up a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Marquel Curtis led TU with 21 points.
The Golden Hurricane led by 10, 65-55, with five minutes remaining. But the Tribe didn’t fold and outscored TU, 12-5, in the closing minutes.
Tulsa moves on to face Murray State in the second round, with the game information yet to be posted. Tulsa is 1-1 all-time against the Racers and hasn’t face Murray State since the 1988-1989 season.