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2018 Schedule
9-10, 3rd in Southland

Central Arkansas beats New Orleans 81-57

Jordan Howard scored 24 points, Mathieu Kamba added 23 points with three steals, and Central Arkansas pulled away early from New Orleans to win 81-57 on Wednesday night.

Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

BIGGEST WINNERS (04Jan2018): Congratulations Tulsa (AAC), Drake (MVC), UL Lafayette (Sun Belt), Canisius (MAAC), UMBC (America East), Radford (Big South), Colgate (Patriot), Robert Morris (NEC) and New Orleans (SLC). All are surprising early leaders in their respective conferences and thus appear as automatic qualifiers in the latest Bracketology.


New Orleans rallies to beat Abilene Christian 77-74

Travin Thibodeaux made two free throws and Makur Puou slammed home a dunk in the final seconds as New Orleans came back to beat Abilene Christian 77-74 in the Southland Conference opener on Thursday night.

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Privateers' Thibodeaux apologizes for scuffle

New Orleans forward Travin Thibodeaux has issued a lengthy apology for a scuffle with a teammate that resulted in his benching late in an NCAA tournament First Four loss Tuesday.

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UNO players scrap during First Four defeat

New Orleans' Travin Thibodeaux and Christavious Gill got into an altercation during the team's First Four loss to Mount St. Mary's that resulted in Thibodeaux being benched in the second half.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mount St. Mary's beats New Orleans 67-66 in the first game of the NCAA tournament (a No. 16 seed play-in game in Dayton, Ohio) to earn the right to face East No. 1 seed Villanova on Thursday. The ViewFromVegas is the Mountaineers did it as 1-point underdogs and the game went over the betting total of 131.5. We'll have a file with the betting results (like this) of every NCAA tournament game at ESPN.com/chalk starting Thursday and keep track of how favorites/underdogs and over/unders are faring all the way through the championship game.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Even without its best effort, Mount St. Mary's had just enough to edge New Orleans and advance from the First Four at UD Arena in a thriller that came down to the final possession. Leading scorer Elijah Long didn't get on the scoreboard for more than 30 minutes for the Mountaineers and finished with just 6 points, and he'll obviously have to be much better with Villanova looming on Thursday night in Buffalo.

Team Stats

Points Per Game69.5286th
Rebounds Per Game35.4210th
Assists Per Game15.4Tied-78th
Points Allowed70.8142nd

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record1-4
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances4