The Tulane women got 16 points from Kolby Morgan, 12 from Jamie Kaplan and 11 from Danielle Blagg to cruise to an 87-47 victory against Mississippi Valley State on Friday night in Devlin Fieldhouse in the season opener.
A’Shanti Weathers had 10 points to lead Valley, which trailed 38-24 at halftime.
WEST ALABAMA 66, UNO 54: The UNO women (0-1) could not hold a halftime lead in a loss to Division II West Alabama (1-0) in the season opener at the Human Performance Center.
UNO came out with a strong run in the middle of the first half to build a lead as large as 20-11. The Privateers had the rebounding edge in the opening 20 minutes of play but missed free throws cost a larger advantage at the break. The Privateers led at the break 26-22, but had missed 10 free throws in 16 opportunities.
Halie Matthews led UNO with 11 points and nine rebounds.
UL-Lafayette 75, Lamar 55: In Beaumont, Texas, sophomore guard Jaylyn Gordon scored 18 second-half points as the Ragin’ Cajuns outscored Lamar 38-23 in the second half to claim their season opener.
Southern 85, Mobile 50: The Southern women had a team effort in their victory against Mobile College, using 11 players — 10 of whom played more than 10 minutes all of whom had a rebound and all but two of whom scored.
Minnesota 109, Southeastern 60: In Minneapolis, Southeastern Louisiana senior guard Elizabeth Styles (14 points, nine assists, nine rebounds) fell just short of a triple-double, and a second half surge allowed Big Ten Minnesota to pull away.
OKLAHOMA STATE 83, SOUTHEASTERN 55: In Stillwater, Oklahoma, Le’Bryan Nash scored 22 points, Phil Forte III had 19 and Leyton Hammonds added a career-high 16 as Oklahoma State beat Southeastern.
Zay Jackson led Southeastern with 16 points in coach Jay Ladner’s debut.