St. Hilaire carries New Orleans past Cent. Arkansas 88-63


NEW ORLEANS — Derek St. Hilaire came off the bench to tally 18 points to carry New Orleans to an 88-63 win over Central Arkansas on Monday night.

The win ties Privateers coach Mark Slessinger with Tim Floyd for the second most wins in program history, 126. Ron Green has the record of 125. Schellinger is in his 10th season, Floyd coached six through 1994 and Green coached eight through 1977.

Troy Green had 17 points for New Orleans (5-13, 4-6 Southland Conference), which ended its four-game losing streak. Damion Rosser added 13 points and nine rebounds.

Rylan Bergersen had 16 points for the Bears (3-17, 2-10), whose losing streak stretched to 10 games. Jared Chatham added 14 points and 13 rebounds. Masai Olowokere had 12 points.

The Privateers leveled the season series against the Bears with the win. Central Arkansas defeated New Orleans 83-79 on Jan. 6.

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