Barcello, a senior who scored a career-high 25 points in a season-opening win over D-II Westminster on Wednesday, made 8 of 12 from the field and 3 of 4 from 3-point range against New Orleans. Kolby Lee and Connor Harding each scored 12 points and Brandon Averette added 11 points for BYU (2-0).
The Cougars used a 12-2 run to take the lead for good midway through the first half and Barcello hit back-to-back jumpers to make it 32-20 with 4:26 left before the break. The Privateers trailed by at least 11 points the rest of the way.
BYU outrebounded the Privateers 54-28, including 18-6 on the offensive glass, and outscored New Orleans 26-5 in second-chance points. It was the Cougars' most offensive rebounds since the 2016-17 season.
The Cougars shot 52% (34 of 66) from the field and hit 10 3s but hit just 8 of 21 from the free-throw line. They are shooting 46% from the stripe this season.
Gavin Baxter, who played just seven games last season after suffering a torn labrum in September of 2019, left the game in the first half with an apparent knee injury and did not return. The 6-foot-9 forward finished with two points and two rebounds in 12 minutes.
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Sears scores 21 to lead Ohio past Western Michigan 81-58
— Mark Sears had a season-high 21 points as Ohio romped past Western Michigan 81-58 on Tuesday night.