Williams Baptist led for most of the first half and was ahead 27-19 at the 7:00 mark when Gill and Thomas made back-to-back layups and Travin Thibodeaux slammed a home a dunk that led to a 31-27 halftime lead. New Orleans started the second half with a 16-5 run to lead 47-32 with 13:10 left.
The Privateers were hot from the floor, hitting 30 of 58 (51.7%) attempts. They also made 7 of 17 from beyond the arc.
Tony Jeffries had 19 points and Stanley Malcom added 15 for Williams Baptist.