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SE Missouri State defeats New Orleans 83-67

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Tyler Stone and Nino Johnson posted double-doubles and Lucas Nutt had a season-high 16 points to lead Southeast Missouri State to an 83-67 win over New Orleans on Thursday night.

Stone scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season and Johnson added 11 points and 11 boards.

The Redhawks (5-4) never trailed, racing to a 25-11 edge, but committed four turnovers and scored only seven points in the final six minutes of the first half to lead 40-34 at intermission.

After New Orleans (2-4) got to 44-40 with 16:39 left, Southeast Missouri State reeled off eight straight points, including a pair of 3-pointers by Marland Smith.

The Redhawks outshot the Privateers 53.3 percent (32 of 60) to 38.1 percent (24 of 63).

Rarlensee Nelson scored a career-high 17 points and dished out five assists for New Orleans and Lovell Cook added 14 points.

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