NEW ORLEANS 86, CENTRAL ARKANSAS 78
Lamont Berzat scored 18 points to lead New Orleans (5-10, 1-4 Southland Conference) past the University of Central Arkansas (4-12, 3-2) at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.
Hayden Koval and Rylan Bergerson each scored 20 points for the Bears.
The Privateers shot 54% from the floor in the second half to win their first Southland Conference game of the season.
UCA trailed 40-37 at halftime, then fell behind by 12 points midway through the second half. The Bears got within 74-72 with 1:45 left to play on Bergerson's basket, but the Privateers hit 9 of 10 at the free-throw line in the final minute.
Jahmel Myers finished with 17 points for New Orleans. Gerrale Gates had 14 points, Troy Green and Raquan Brown each added 12, and Bryson Robinson chipped in with 11.
Eddy Kayouloud added 10 points for UCA.
NEW ORLEANS 49, CENTRAL ARKANSAS 37
The University of Central Arkansas (7-7, 3-2 Southland Conference) committed 24 turnovers in a loss to New Orleans (7-7, 3-2) at the Farris Center in Conway.
UCA, which was outscored 34-16 in the second half after leading 21-15 at halftime, shot 35.7% (15 of 42) from the floor and missed all five of its three-point attempts.
New Orleans led 35-34 entering the fourth quarter and scored the first six points of the quarter to extend its lead to 40-34 with 8:07 left.
UCA was held to one field goal in the fourth quarter, a jumper by Carley Hudspeth that pulled the Sugar Bears within 40-36 with 6:52 remaining.
For the Sugar Bears, Alana Canady led with 10 points.
Kayla Thomas led the Lady Privateers with 11 points. Vaquela Pimpton had 10 points.
Sports on 01/09/2020
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