Puou jumper spurs New Orleans over Incarnate Word 68-58
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — 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.
New Orleans (11-10, 8-2) entered Saturday a half-game behind Nicholls State (13-8, 7-1) which was playing third place Southeast Louisiana later Saturday.
Thibodeaux scores 20 in New Orleans 61-55 triumph
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Travin Thibodeaux scored 20 points and New Orleans survived poor shooting for a 61-55 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday.
Lamont Berzat added 15 points and Michael Zeno 11 for New Orleans (8-9, 5-1 Southland), which shot only 33 percent and made just 62 percent of its free throws (21 of 34). Berzat did make all three of his 3-point tries and the Privateers came through from the arc, making 6 of 11.
Robinson sparks New Orleans to 82-75 OT win over McNeese
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — 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.
Michael Zeno is one of five seniors for New Orleans, but the West Brook High School product isn't fixated on this being his final season with the Privateers.
"It's been fun," Zeno said of his career to date after a loss at SMU on Wednesday in Dallas.
"It's been a fun run here, but this last year I'm not thinking about too much, just trying to have a good time, just trying to play hard, have fun with the game and just have fun being in college for the last year, so that's really it."
Thibodeaux’s 22 spurs New Orleans past Panhandle St., 107-59
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Travin Thibodeaux scored 22 points, grabbed eight boards and made five steals as New Orleans plundered NAIA Oklahoma Panhandle State, 107-59 in the Privateers final nonconference home game on Monday night.
Thibodeaux, who scored a career-high 23 in a loss to Louisiana, knocked down 8 of 12 shots from the field and was 6 of 8 from the line.
New Orleans beats Division III Spring Hill 74-67
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Travin Thibodeaux scored 13 points and had five assists to lead New Orleans to a 74-67 victory over Division III Spring Hill on Friday.
Thibodeaux made just 3 of 10 field goals but was 7-of-9 shooting from the line. Michael Zeno added 12 points for New Orleans (1-3). Makur Puou chipped in 11 points.
Brandon Fischer scored 17 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds to lead Spring Hill. Dwight Harris had 13 points and Andrew Dotson finished with 12.