NEW ORLEANS -- Adrian Coleman scored 20 points and Bethune-Cookman rallied in the second half for a 71-65 win over New Orleans on Friday night.
Trailing 58-46 with 6:18 to go, the Wildcats (1-2) embarked on a 14-0 run that changed the momentum of the game.
The Privateers' drought lasted 3 minutes, 33 seconds.
Coleman scored 11 of his game-high 20 in the second half, and pulled down 10 rebounds in the contest.
The Privateers (1-2) were led by Lovell Cook's 18 points. He was their only double-figure scorer.
The Wildcats also shot 20 of 26 on free throws, while the Privateers were 9 of 14.
Bethune-Cookman got its first victory after losing to St. Bonaventure and Tulane by identical 65-55 scores.
Purdue coach Matt Painter says players haven't used the fifth-year graduate transfer rule for its true intent.
The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|