SE Louisiana 91, Millsaps 45

Trent Hutchin scored 21 points and Southeastern Louisiana used a

strong first half in its season opener to beat Millsaps 91-45 on

Friday night.

Rodney Jones and Gary Dixon each scored 14 points for the Lions,

who shot 61.1 percent from the floor (33 for 54) and hit 14 of

their 23 3-point attempts (60.9 percent). Roosevelt Johnson added

11 points.

Southeastern Louisiana scored the game’s first nine points,

later pushing its lead to 20-2 on a layup by DeShawn Patterson.

Millsaps, a Division III school, went more than eight minutes

without making a field goal in the first half.

The Lions went into halftime with a 36-8 lead.

Nick Cortese led Millsaps with 11 points.

Millsaps shot 34.8 percent from the field (16 for 46) for the

game.