NEW ORLEANS — Reveal Chukwujekwu nailed a late 3-point jumper and made three free throws down the stretch as Houston Baptist held off New Orleans 73-69 in Southland Conference play Saturday night.
Anthony Odunsi hit 6 of 8 field goal attempts and made 15 of 18 from the line for 28 points, Chukwujekwu finished with 14 and Colter Lasher added 10 for Houston Baptist (10-7, 5-0), which has won six straight games. Josh Ibarra added eight points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
The teams stayed close throughout but the Huskies outscored New Orleans 10-6 in the final two minutes.
Christavious Gill had a 3-point play with 1:02 remaining to pull the Privateers to 67-66 but Ibarra, Chukwujekwu and Odunsi made all six free throws offered down the stretch to seal the win.