NEW ORLEANS (AP) Jalan West hit a shot from just past half court as time expired in the first half and banked in a 3-pointer at the final buzzer to give Northwestern State an 87-84 come-from-behind victory over New Orleans on Saturday night.
West finished with 36 points to tie his career high and Northwestern State (15-10, 10-4 Southland Conference) scored 53 points in the final period to overcome a 20-point second-half deficit. Zeek Woodley had 25 points and Tra'von Joseph added 15 and 12 boards for the Demons.
New Orleans had a 19-0 run in the middle of the first half to go ahead 48-31 before West hit the long trey to close to 48-34 at the half.
Nate Frye led New Orleans (7-15, 3-10) with 22 points, nine rebounds and six assists.