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.
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.
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