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.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
|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|