New Orleans vs Western Kentucky

Western Kentucky 83, New Orleans 58 wire reports

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Steffphon Pettigrew had 18 points and seven rebounds and Western Kentucky rolled to an 83-58 victory over New Orleans in the first round of the Sun Belt tournament Saturday night.

Sergio Kerusch scored 16 points and AJ Slaughter 13 for Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers (20-12), the No. 4 seed, will face Arkansas State in Sunday's quarterfinals.

Charles Carmouche led all scorers with 21 for New Orleans (8-22). Carl Blair had 16 points, but only five Privateers scored in the game.

It was 31-25 Hilltoppers at the half, but they quickly got the lead into double figures and then finished it off with a 17-0 run later in the half.

Western Kentucky was 31-of-55 from the field, or 56.4 percent. They shot 67.9 percent in the second half. They also scored 35 points off 25 Privateers turnovers.

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New Orleans (8-22)253358
Western Kentucky (20-12) «315283

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New Orleans Privateers
J. Mpondo, F283-60-03046
J. Tyrna, C260-20-02030
C. Carmouche, G386-114-560121
C. Blair, G364-76-618216
D. McDonald, G130-20-00020
B. Humphrey, G273-70-02217
E. Hart, F214-40-06148
Q. Diggs, G70-20-00000
J. Lewis, F40-00-01000
Total 20-4110-1126111758
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
S. Pettigrew, F337-134-672118
J. Evans, F282-31-21105
S. Kerusch, F256-102-251216
A. Slaughter, G303-84-601313
A. Sally, G284-40-01328
C. Dickerson, G172-60-02215
C. Dixon, F-C152-31-23115
J. Crook, G80-10-01110
J. Swing, F62-30-00016
N. Milosevic, C52-20-01114
J. Tipping, G51-20-00023
Total 31-5512-1823131583
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Orleans13-520-12154
Texas A&M-CC12-624-12159
Hou. Baptist12-617-14176
SF Austin12-618-15203
Sam Houston10-821-13195
SE Louisiana9-916-16249
Nicholls St.7-1114-17253
Abil Chr.7-1113-16289
Nwestern St.7-1113-16306
Incarn Word7-1112-17303
C. Arkansas7-118-24311
McNeese St.4-147-22315

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
Other games
Cincinnati 47 Final
Tx A&M 69 Final
Oklahoma 54
W Virg 68 Final
MD 74 Final
Virginia 68
G Wash 57 Final
Temple 70
Syracuse 68 Final
Louisville 78
Kansas 77 Final
Missouri 56
SC 77 Final
Purdue 64 Final
PSU 60
STBN 72 Final
XAV 93
Texas 77 Final
Baylor 92
RUT 54 Final
Iowa St 85 Final
K-State 82
Tenn 75 Final
Miss St 59
BYU 107 Final
TCU 77
Wisc-Mil 59 Final
Butler 68
NC 50 Final
UAB 50 Final