Scores

Final

Abilene Christian 81

(6-9, 0-1 Southland)

New Orleans 87

(4-7, 1-2 Southland)

8:50 PM ET, January 9, 2014

Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana

1 2 T
ACU 38 4381
UNO 42 4587

Top Performers

Abilene Christian: H. Hawkins 19 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

New Orleans: T. McPhearson 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast

New Orleans outlasts Abilene Christian 87-81

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Traddarius McPhearson scored 19 points and New Orleans edged Abilene Christian 87-81 on Thursday night.

New Orleans (4-7, 1-2 Southland Conference) held on late after Harrison Hawkins hit a 3-pointer with 38 seconds left to cut the Privateers' lead to 83-81. With New Orleans up 85-81, McPhearson grabbed an offensive rebound after a missed free throw, and then made two free throws himself to help preserve the win.

Christavious Gill scored 17 points for the Privateers and Kevin Hill added 14. Cory Dixon added 12 points and 14 rebounds, helping New Orleans to a 42-33 rebounding advantage.

Hawkins had 19 points and five assists for Abilene Christian (6-9, 0-1). Parker Wentz scored 16 and LaDarrien Williams contributed 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists.

Abilene Christian was playing its first Southland Conference game since the 1972-73 season, while New Orleans hosted its first conference game in more than four years.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ACU
UNO
Points 81 87
FG Made-Attempted 28-63 (.444) 24-51 (.471)
3P Made-Attempted 7-23 (.304) 7-17 (.412)
FT Made-Attempted 18-25 (.720) 32-45 (.711)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 32 (0/0) 22 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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