New Orleans led from the start but the Eagles stayed close, trailing 16-13 midway of the first half. That changed quickly when Christavious Gill hit a 3-point jumper, Tevin Broyles made a layup and Brown nailed a 3-pointer to pull away 24-13. The Privateers were in control at the half 47-34. Pensacola Christian never threatened again.
Broyles and Gill finished with 11 points apiece and Syon Terance added 10 for New Orleans (1-0).
New Orleans made 17 of 30 field goal attempts in the first half and finished with 52.7 percent shooting for the game.