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Thomas scores 24; New Orleans beats Abilene Christian 75-66

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Erik Thomas scored 24 points and New Orleans pulled away in the final 6:45 to beat Abilene Christian 75-66 on Thursday night in a Southland Conference opener.

The Privateers (6-6, 1-0) were down nine points at halftime, but opened the second half on a 26-15 spurt, capped by Michael Zeno's 3-point play, to take a 56-54 lead. The Wildcats led 59-58 with about seven minutes left before Nate Frye made a 3-pointer, sparking New Orleans on a 17-7 run to end it. Frye scored eight of his 10 points during the stretch, while Thomas added six points.

Thomas was 8 of 14 from the field, made 8 of 11 free throws and grabbed eight rebounds.

Jaren Lewis scored 19 points and had eight rebounds to lead Abilene Christian (6-6, 0-1). Jalone Friday chipped in 10 points.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
Team Stats
away team logo Abil Chr. 21-5 75.1 PPG 35.6 RPG 15.7 APG
home team logo New Orleans 14-10 71.8 PPG 39.7 RPG 15.0 APG
Key Players
21
J. Friday 13.1 PPG 4.7 RPG 1.0 APG 47.3 FG%
33
E. Charles 12.9 PPG 6.0 RPG 1.7 APG 45.2 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB