HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Kai Mitchell scored 16 points as Sam Houston State beat New Orleans 87-79 on Saturday.
Zach Nutall added 19 points, 15 in the first half, for Sam Houston State (8-4, 2-0 Southland Conference), which earned its fourth straight win. Dainan Swoope added 12 points.
Bryson Robinson scored a season-high 24 points, 22 in the second half, for the Privateers (4-7, 0-2). Troy Green tied a career high with 20 points and had six rebounds. Lamont Berzat had 11 points.
Sam Houston State plays Rice on the road next Sunday. New Orleans matches up against Memphis on the road next Saturday.