NEW ORLEANS -- Billy Humphrey scored 29 points, including a 3-pointer that put New Orleans ahead to stay in a 68-58 victory over Florida International on Saturday.
Humphrey, in his second game back with the Privateers (6-9, 1/3 Sun Belt) after missing two games with a knee injury, was 4-for-7 on 3-pointers, including one with 6:42 to play that gave New Orleans a 61-58 lead.
The Golden Panthers (4-13, 1-3), who never led and trailed by as many as 17 points in the first half, cut their deficit to 41-30 by halftime and scored the first eight points of the second half to get back into the game.
Charles Carmouche added 18 points for New Orleans, which ended a seven-game losing streak.
Marvin Roberts and Marlon Bright scored 13 points apiece for Florida International, and Stephon Weaver broke a school record for consecutive free throws by hitting both his attempts to give him 19 in a row.
High school junior Zach Brown, a 7-footer from Miami, has rescinded his commitment to UConn, sources told ESPN.
Reserve center Akolda Manyang has been charged with felony aggravated assault after being accused of punching a man in the face without provocation.
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|Texas San Antonio||3-15||13||5-27|
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|