Josh Delaney made a career-high seven 3-pointers and finished with a career-best 25 points to lead Sam Houston State to an 85-63 victory on Thursday night in the second round of the Southland Conference Tournament.
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Damion Rosser scored 17 points with seven rebounds, Ezekiel Charles added 15 points with three 3-pointers and seven boards, and New Orleans beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 78-73 in Wednesday night's Southland Conference Tournament opener.
Joshua Filmore scored 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting and Southeastern Louisiana held off New Orleans 68-64 Wednesday night to set up a Saturday showdown with Southland Conference leader Nicholls.
Jahvaughn Powell scored 22 points and Tevon Saddler scored 19 to lead Nicholls past New Orleans 78-64 on Saturday night for its seventh consecutive win.
John Dewey III scored 16 points and Josh Boutte had 12 as Sam Houston State held off New Orleans for a 57-54 victory on Wednesday night.
Makur Puou and Travin Thibodeaux combined for 41 points as New Orleans dominated the second half to roll to a 90-74 win over McNeese in Southland Conference play on Saturday.
Jordan Capps scored 12 of his 18 points in the first half as Southeastern Louisiana built a 23-point halftime advantage and cruised to a 71-64 victory over New Orleans on Wednesday night.
Travin Thibodeaux had 16 points and Bryson Robinson added 15 as New Orleans rolled to a 62-53 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday night.
Roddy Peters scored 27 points to lead Nicholls to an 81-64 win over New Orleans on Saturday and into a first place tie atop the Southland Conference.
Travin Thibodeaux scored 21 points to lead four in double-figure scoring as New Orleans beat Northwestern State 82-64 on Wednesday night.
Makur Puou scored 18 points on 8-for-9 shooting and helped spark a late run and New Orleans pulled away from Incarnate Word in the final minutes for a 68-58 win on Saturday, remaining poised to claim a share of the lead in the Southland Conference.
Bryson Robinson scored 17 points and Ezekiel Charles tied his career highs with four 3-pointers and 15 points to help New Orleans beat Northwestern State 73-67 on Wednesday night.
Travin Thibodeaux scored 21 points as New Orleans rallied late in the second half for a 74-70 win on Saturday night to keep Incarnate Word winless in Southland Conference play.
Jordan Howard scored 24 points, Mathieu Kamba added 23 points with three steals, and Central Arkansas pulled away early from New Orleans to win 81-57 on Wednesday night.
Travin Thibodeaux scored 20 points and New Orleans survived poor shooting for a 61-55 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday.
Ivan Canete scored 23 points, including 3-pointers at key moments as Stephen F. Austin held off a Southland Conference challenge from New Orleans 78-68 Wednesday night.
Bryson Robinson hit seven 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 31 points, scoring nine straight points for New Orleans in overtime, and the Privateers outlasted McNeese 82-75 on Saturday.
Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com
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Makur Puou scored 14 points and led four players into double-figure scoring as New Orleans won its third straight to start the Southland Conference season, turning back Lamar 72-62 on Wednesday night.
Bryson Robinson scored five of his seven points in the final minutes to give New Orleans enough of an advantage to hold off Houston Baptist 64-57 on Saturday night.
Travin Thibodeaux made two free throws and Makur Puou slammed home a dunk in the final seconds as New Orleans came back to beat Abilene Christian 77-74 in the Southland Conference opener on Thursday night.
Nick Norton scored 16 points, Chris Cokley added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and UAB beat New Orleans 74-67 on Wednesday night.
JaKeenan Gant scored 21 points while pulling down 11 rebounds to help lead Louisiana to its sixth straight win, an 87-65 victory over New Orleans on Saturday night.
Jimmy Whitt scored 19 points and dished eight assists, leading five players into double-figure scoring as Southern Methodist continued its home court dominance, turning away New Orleans, 79-66 on Wednesday night.
Damion Rosser scored a season-high 19 points, Troy Green added 11 points with six assists, and New Orleans beat NAIA Williams Baptist 87-70 on Saturday.
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