LAKE CHARLES, La. — Bryson Robinson hit seven 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 31 points, scoring nine straight points for New Orleans in overtime, and the Privateers outlasted McNeese 82-75 on Saturday.
Kalob Ledoux scored four quick points 40 seconds into the extra period and McNeese led 73-70. Robinson nailed a 3-pointer to pull the Privateers (7-8, 4-0 Southland Conference) even. Jarren Greenwood made two free throws to put the Cowboys (5-9, 2-2) up two, but Robinson grabbed an offensive rebound and scored and added four free throws for a 79-75 New Orleans lead. McNeese missed its last six shots of the game.
Robinson added a career-best eight rebounds as New Orleans controlled the boards 45-35. Travin Thibodeaux tallied 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists for New Orleans, which hit 9 of 16 from 3-point range. Michael Zeno scored 12 with five rebounds.
Greenwood led McNeese with 22 points, James Harvey scored 17 and Ledoux added 14 points and seven rebounds. Harvey’s layup with 24 seconds left in regulation sent the game to overtime tied at 69.