New Orleans 103, Alcorn St. 74
BILXOI, Miss. (AP)—Bo McCaleb scored 23 points to lead New Orleans to a 103-74 win over Alcorn State on Wednesday in the Gulf Coast Classic.
The Privateers (8-2) took an early lead and bounced back from a loss to Southern Mississippi Tuesday in the first day of the tournament.
New Orleans led by as much as 23 points in the first half and Alcorn (1-9) never threatened after that. Alcorn lost its second straight game of the tournament.
James Parlow added 13 points for the Privateers, T.J. Worley scored 16, Ben Elias chipped in 15 and Kechan Myers put 11 on the board.
This was the first time New Orleans broke the 100-point barrier since a 103-69 win over Belhaven in 2005.
Richard Griffin led Alcorn with 24 points, James Kendrick added 12 and Jumane Reed scored 11.
New Orleans plays Louisiana Tech on Thursday in the final day of the tournament, a three-day round-robin on the Mississippi coast.