NEW ORLEANS -- Art Bernardi scored 23 points and Houston Baptist shot 80 percent in overtime to defeat New Orleans 75-68 Saturday and snap the Privateers' five-game home winning streak.
New Orleans (7-14) led by as much as 12 in the second half but missed 10 of its next 15 shots and committed eight turnovers over the final 15 minutes as Houston Baptist rallied to send the game into OT.
Teams exchanged baskets over the first 3 minutes of overtime, but New Orleans missed its final three shots as the Huskies pulled away. Houston Baptist made 4 of 5 shots in the extra frame.
Lovell Cook had 16 points for New Orleans, who made just 3 of 8 shots in overtime and committed 22 turnovers.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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