Stone scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season and Johnson added 11 points and 11 boards.
The Redhawks (5-4) never trailed, racing to a 25-11 edge, but committed four turnovers and scored only seven points in the final six minutes of the first half to lead 40-34 at intermission.
After New Orleans (2-4) got to 44-40 with 16:39 left, Southeast Missouri State reeled off eight straight points, including a pair of 3-pointers by Marland Smith.
The Redhawks outshot the Privateers 53.3 percent (32 of 60) to 38.1 percent (24 of 63).
The dust has settled, players having decided whether they are headed to the NBA or back to college. Who won? Who lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, 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.
ESPN college basketball reporter Andy Katz looks into the two decommitments from the NBA draft and what they're looking forward to.
|Southeast Missouri State||2-14||8||5-24|
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|