New Orleans holds off Florida International 68-58

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NEW ORLEANS (AP)—Billy Humphrey scored 29 points, including a 3-pointer that put New Orleans ahead to stay in a 68-58 victory over Florida International on Saturday.

Humphrey, in his second game back with the Privateers (6-9, 1-3 Sun Belt) after missing two games with a knee injury, was 4-for-7 on 3-pointers, including one with 6:42 to play that gave New Orleans a 61-58 lead.

The Golden Panthers (4-13, 1-3), who never led and trailed by as many as 17 points in the first half, cut their deficit to 41-30 by halftime and scored the first eight points of the second half to get back into the game.

Charles Carmouche added 18 points for New Orleans, which ended a seven-game losing streak.

Marvin Roberts and Marlon Bright scored 13 points apiece for Florida International, and Stephon Weaver broke a school record for consecutive free throws by hitting both his attempts to give him 19 in a row.

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 Florida Intl.
Marlon Bright Marlon Bright
5-5,  13 Pts
8 Rebs, 0 Assists
 New Orleans
Billy Humphrey Billy Humphrey
8-15,  29 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists

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