The Privateers of the University of New Orleans took a hotly contested 74-67 win Saturday over the Tulane Green Wave in a battle of cross- town rivals at Fogleman Arena before a crowd of 3,074.
UNO, now 3-0, was led by Bo McCalebb, who led all scorers with 18 points.
The Green Wave was led by senior David Gomez who scored 15 points and also contributed 6 rebounds and blocked 4 Privateer shots.
Point guard Kevin Sims added 13 points to the Green Wave cause and Daniel Puckett added 10 more off the bench.
For UNO, McCalebb was aided by Kyndall Dykes with 16 points, Kechan Myers with 13, and James Parlow with 10 points.
The Privateers forced the Green Wave into 13 turnovers in the first half and shot 45.9% from
the floor, making 17-of-37 shots. UNO hit on 9-of-21 three-point shots in the half.
Tulane actually shot 47.8% in the first half but took only 23 shots, making 11, and trailed at
half time, 39-28.
In the early minutes of the second half UNO extended their lead to 17 at 51-34 with 13:35
remaining. But Tulane staged a 21-2 rally to tie the score at 53.
But the Privateers survived the run and pulled away from the Green Wave again, leading by as many as 8 points before the buzzer.
UNO was held to 9-for-21 from the field in the second half but hit on 12-of-14 free throws
down the stretch to ice the win.
Tulane picked up it's shooting in the second half, hitting 14-of-26 from the floor for 53.8%.
For the game the Green Wave outshot the Privateers 51% to 44.8%.
For the game, the Green Wave turned the ball over 19 times to UNO's 10. The Privateers had 10 steals.
The Green Wave now embarks on a two-game road swing to face Buffalo and Syracuse. Tulane will tip off against Buffalo on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. Central Time. The Wave faces the Orangemen on Saturday, Dec. 1, also at 6 p.m. Central Time.