New Orleans edges Denver 54-52

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NEW ORLEANS (AP)—Kyndall Dykes scored 15 points and New Orleans overcame an 11-point deficit in the second half to beat Denver 54-52 on Thursday.

The loss extended Denver’s nation-leading road losing streak to 37 games.

In the final 10 minutes, the Privateers (6-7, 2-1 Sun Belt Conference) hit 8 of 11 shots (72.7 percent) while the Pioneers made only 2 of 11 (18.2 percent).

Denver (6-7, 1-1) led 27-18 at halftime and 41-30 with 10:16 left.

New Orleans used a 13-3 run to cut the gap to 44-43, then took the lead on a Justin Archie layup with 3:01 left.

Andrew Hooper’s desperation jumper with 3 seconds remaining was tipped by Obi Ikeakor.

Ikeakor scored a career-high 13 points off the bench for the Privateers and T.J. Worley had nine points and 11 rebounds, all defensive.

Rob Lewis led the Pioneers with 13 points and Brian Stafford had 11.

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 Top Performers
 Denver
Rob Lewis Rob Lewis
5-9,  13 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists
 New Orleans
Obi Ikeakor Obi Ikeakor
5-6,  13 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists

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