New Orleans edges Arkansas-Little Rock 67-66 in OT

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NEW ORLEANS (AP)—Devin McDonald scored 20 points and Carl Blair hit the game-winning layup with 34 seconds left in overtime as New Orleans edged Arkansas-Little Rock 67-66 on Thursday night.

Arkansas-Little Rock’s Ricky Davison missed a layup with 18 seconds left, Courtney Jackson missed two free throws with 16 seconds to play and Solomon Bozeman missed a jumper with 2 seconds left to help New Orleans (7-11, 2-5 Sun Belt Conference) win for just the second time in 11 games.

Alex Garcia-Mendoza’s jumper gave the Red Wolves (4-13, 0-6), who have lost eight straight, a 66-65 lead with 1:01 remaining.

McDonald was 6-for-9 on 3-pointers as the Privateers shot 45.8 percent from beyond the arc (11 of 24).

Charles Carmouche added 18 and Blair finished with 10 for New Orleans, which played without leading scorer Billy Humphrey (knee).

Jackson had 16 points and Garcia-Mendoza scored 12.

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 AR Little Rock
Solomon Bozeman Solomon Bozeman
2-6,  8 Pts
4 Rebs, 10 Assists
 New Orleans
Devin McDonald Devin McDonald
7-13,  20 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists

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