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New Orleans 74, New Mexico State 71

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Bo McCalebb scored 23 points and New Orleans
hit six free throws in the final 15 seconds as the Privateers
defeated Sun Belt Conference foe New Mexico State 74-71 Thursday
night.

Shawn Malloy had his second straight double-double with 11
points 16 rebounds. Chad Barnes added 14 points and Jamie McNeilly
scored 11 for New Orleans (7-8, 2-0 Sun Belt).

Josh Jenkins led the Aggies (4-11, 0-2) with 23 points and eight
assists, while Duane John added 17 points and Mike Mitchell had 10.

Barnes drilled a 3-pointer from the corner to give New Orleans a
68-66 lead with 1:24 to go.

The Aggies got a layup and a 3-pointer down the stretch to keep
the game close, but the Privateers were perfect from the free-throw
line over the final minute, hitting six free throws -- four from
McCalebb and two from Barnes.