WEST POINT, N.Y. — Arkansas-Pine Bluff took advantage of Southeastern Louisiana miscues Saturday, scoring almost half of its points off SLU turnovers for a 62-60 win at Christl Arena in the Barclay’s Center Classic.
Southeastern (1-6) turned the ball over a season-high 25 times, leading to 27 points for UAPB (2-5).
Keith Charleson paced Southeastern with 13 points and eight rebounds. Joshua Filmore added 10 points, and Zay Jackson had seven points, six rebounds and six assists.
UAPB was led by JoVaughn Love, who had 15 points and five rebounds.
Southeastern cut a 60-53 deficit with 1:55 remaining to 60-59 on a layup by Charleston with 48 seconds left.
But Love’s jumper with 20 seconds left gave UAPB its needed cushion.
Southeastern hosts Loyola New Orleans at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and Southern University at 7 p.m. Friday.
Northwestern 90, UNO 63: In Evanston, Illinois, Scottie Lindsey had 15 of his 26 points in the second half and Tre Demps added 16 to lead Northwestern.
Lindsey was 9-for-12 from the field, including 6-of-7 on 3-pointers, as Northwestern (5-1) won its second straight.
Nate Frye had 14 points and Cameron Reed had 13 to lead UNO (2-3).
Bryant McIntosh had 13 points and seven assists and Gavin Skelly 10 points for Northwestern.
UNO stayed close early despite Demps scoring the Wildcats’ first 10 points of the game. But Northwestern broke the game open with 13 straight points for a 27-12 advantage with just over 10 minutes left before halftime.
UNO never seriously threatened after the break. The closest the Privateers got was 50-29 early in the second half.
UL-Lafayette 60, Sacred Heart 58, OT: In Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, UL-Lafayette held Sacred Heart to 22 points in the third and fourth quarters and scored 13 points in overtime to end San Juan Shootout with two wins.
The Cajuns (4-1) were held to just 16 points in the second and third quarters, but outscored Sacred Heart 15-9 in the fourth quarter to force overtime.
“I think the second half we started to pressure them defensively,” Ragin’ Cajuns coach Garry Brodhead said. “We created turnovers, which led to some of our offense late in the game. We got other people involved with every player scoring in the game. Brooklyn (Arceneaux) took a number of charges on the defensive side and pulled down rebounds. Also, for us to go 4-of-4 from the free-throw line in overtime was big.”
Keke Veal scored 13 points for UL-Lafayette, and Arceneaux had 11 points and nine rebounds.
Hannah Kimmel and Alissa Tarsi each scored 18 points to pace Sacred Heart; Kimmel had 11 rebounds and Tarsi 10.
The’ Cajuns travel to ULM for their first Sun Belt Conference game at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Tulane 67, Virginia 62: In St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Kolby Morgan scored 10 of her 21 total points in fourth quarter to set the pace for Tulane (4-3).
Tierra Jones added 12 points and.
Virginia (5-2) was led by Faith Randolph’s 18 points. Lauren Moses scored 10 points, and Huland El Aliyah had nine points and 10 rebounds.
“I definitely thought we played a lot more aggressive today,” Tulane coach Lisa Stockton said. “We rebounded better. I thought we had great play from our post players, which is what we haven’t had in this tournament. Tierra Jones really set the tone for us. Also look at what our rookies did for us in Harlyn Wyatt and Taylor Emery. Everyone is getting better and we played pretty well today.”
Tulane hosts McNeese State at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, in Devlin Fieldhouse.
Florida A&M 71, UNO 60: In Kennesaw, Georgia, UNO forced 34 turnovers but was victimized by Florida A&M’s free-throw line efficiency (26-of-35) in the Privateers’ first game at the KSU Thanksgiving Classic.
Randi Brown led the Privateers (1-2) with 16 points, and Danielle Davis added 15. Halie Matthews led UNO in rebounds (nine) and assists (five).
Florida A&M had four players in double figures including Khadejra Young, who had 18 points and 11 rebounds. Olivia Antilla had 18 points and seven rebounds, Cedricka Sweeting scored 14 points, and Victoria Nguyen had 10 points.
The Privateers will next face Kennesaw State at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Nicholls 63, Mississippi Valley State 54: In Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the Colonels used strong defense, forcing 18 first-half turnovers, to take a 17-point halftime lead at the Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Tournament.
Nicholls (2-3) had four players score in double figures: Hope Pawlowski with 15 points, Cassidy Barrios 14, Karrington Brown 11, and LiAnn McCarthy 11.. The Colonels bench outscored MVSU’s 25-1.
Nicholls will play at Troy at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.