New Orleans’ McCalebb gets 2000th point in win over Lamar
NEW ORLEANS (AP)—New Orleans guard Bo McCalebb scored 22 points, including his 2000th career point, and freshman reserve Jaroslav Tyrna contributed 13 as the Privateers held off Lamar 76-65 on Wednesday.
McCalebb, a senior, went 8-of-16 from the field, and he and Tyrna held off a late Cardinal rally to help UNO (4-0) jump out to its best start since 2002.
McCalebb, the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, became the first player in school history to hit the 2,000-point mark. He reached it following a layup with 8:07 left in the first half.
James Parlow added 10 points, while Jacob Manning had a team-high nine rebounds.
New Orleans got the win without Kyndall Dykes, who was sidelined by a sprained ankle.
Kenny Dawkins paced Lamar (1-4) with 18 points, while Justin Nabors added 14 points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
The Privateers, who were up 38-28 at halftime, went on a 10-0 run at the 16:36 mark of the second half to stretch their lead to 54-34 with 14:42 to play. The Cardinals managed to cut the deficit to 67-60 with 3:20 to go following a free throw by Lamar Sanders. But Tyrna iced it with a key 3-pointer with 2:55 left to push the margin to 70-60.