UNO's record rises to 7-7. Tulane's record falls to 7-5.
David Gomez led all-scorers with 32 points in the Green Wave's final non-conference game. Gomez picked off 10 rebounds to record a double-double. Reserve Robinson Louisme continued his hot hand, coming off the bench to score 13 points while grabbing 6 rebounds.
The Privateer's four-guard starting lineup bested the Green Wave backcourt, tallying 69 points as all four scored in double-figures. Reserve Dusty Driggs scored 7 points.
UNO's three inside players, starter Ben Elias, Timothy Tillman, and Asrangue Souleymane combined for 8 points.
Tulane slipped in the second half, allowing the Privateers to pull away and forcing the Green Wave to foul.
The Privateers scored 23 points at the foul stripe in the final stanza.
Sims's shooting down the stretch kept the Green Wave in the game, cutting the Privateer lead to 6 points in the final minutes, but the Wave couldn't make it any closer.
Jamie McNeilly scored 16 points for UNO, while the Privateer's got 15 points, 10 rebounds and four steals from starter James Parlow. Shaun Reynolds was the fourth Privateer guard in double figures with 11 points.
New Orleans owned a 34-30 lead at the half behind 15 points from McCalebb and 6-of-10 shooting as a team from beyond the three-point arc.
Tulane turned the ball over 15 times, while New Orleans was guilty of only six turnovers.
Tulane's next game comes Wednesday, Jan. 10, when the Green Wave travels to Houston to open Conference USA action against Rice. Tipoff is set for 7:05 p.m.