SE Louisiana uses big first half, beats New Orleans 71-64
HAMMOND, La. (AP) 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.
Southeastern Louisiana (17-10, 11-3 Southland Conference) has won five of its last six games, and has 17 wins for the first time since the 2009-10 season. New Orleans (13-12, 10-4) has lost two of its last three since having its four-game win streak snapped.
Capps was 7 of 14 from the field. Marlain Veal added 14 points and Moses Greenwood 11 for the Lions.
Southeastern Louisiana built a 40-17 halftime advantage, and led by 25 a minute into the second. The Privateers answered with a 22-7 run to pull 51-41 midway through the second half, but couldn’t cut the deficit to single digits until the final minute.