Parlow’s 25 points, 7 3-pointers, lead N.O. 84-78 over Ark. St.
NEW ORLEANS (AP)—James Parlow’s season-high 25 points, including seven 3-pointers, led New Orleans over Arkansas State 84-78 on Saturday.
Bo McCalebb had 22 points, and Kyndall Dykes added 12 to help UNO (10-2, 1-0 Sun Belt) to its third straight win. Parlow, who had been shooting just 33 percent until Saturday, was 8-for-13 overall and 7-for-10 from beyond the arc.
P.J. Keaton came off the bench to lead ASU (5-6, 1-1) with 15 points. Kewain Gant had 14 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Ifeayni Koggu had 14 points and Shawn Morgan had 13.
Both teams had strong nights from the field. ASU, playing without leading scorer Adrian banks, shot 58 percent overall.
UNO had 53 percent and took advantage of 15 ASU turnovers, scoring 25 points off Indian miscues, while committing nine turnovers.
ASU led 9-3 four minutes into the game before the Privateers went on a 10-0 run during the next two minutes. ASU never regained the lead and trailed 47-35 at halftime.
UNO led by as many as 13 in the second half. ASU closed to within 67-61 with 7:58 remaining but could get no closer than five the rest of the way.
The Indians are 3-2 without Banks, who is suspended until January after his arrest for firing a handgun within the city limits of Jonesboro, Ark.