The sides could not be separated in a lacklustre display at the JJB Stadium, with the first half slightly better than the second drab 45 minutes of non-action.
The best came when Spurs keeper Heurelho Gomes saved on the line from Emile Heskey and then Amr Zaki glanced his headed effort wide of the target.
Gomes suffered an injury in the second half but could not be replaced as visiting boss Harry Redknapp had used his quota of substitutes by that point.
But with no efforts on either goal, the keeper’s injury looked to be irrelevant until Ryan Taylor sent over a corner for Wigan in the 91st minute and Figueroa was unmarked to slam home his first goal for the home side.
John White will be missing for Chris Powell's Southend for their SkyBet League One clash against Doncaster.
QPR boss Ian Holloway will have defender Alex Baptiste back at his disposal for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash with struggling Sunderland.
Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Stoger was left frustrated and disappointed with his team after the 2-1 defeat to Salzburg on Thursday night.
AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso lamented his side's poor teamwork in the 2-0 Europa League last-16 first-leg defeat to Arsenal on Thursday night.