San Jose State won for the fourth time in five games with a 71-64 victory over New Orleans on Tuesday at the Event Center.
The Spartans (9-6) had four players score in double figures, led by Louis Garrett's 14 points. Alex Brown had 13 points and eight rebounds, D.J. Brown scored 11, and Chris Cunningham had 11 points and nine rebounds.
Those efforts helped erase the struggles of leading scorer James Kinney, who shot just 3 of 18 from the field and finished with a season-low nine points. It was the first time this season the Western Athletic Conference's leading scorer did not reach double figures.
San Jose State led virtually the entire game while avenging its season-opening 72-68 loss to New Orleans (3-11). The Spartans led by as much as 11 but never pulled away from the Privateers.
Saint Mary's time change: Saturday's West Coast Conference game featuring longtime rivals Saint Mary's and USF at McKeon Pavilion has been moved three hours later to an 8 p.m. tipoff to avoid conflict with the 49ers-Packers playoff game, which begins at 5 p.m. Fans who have purchased tickets to the Saint Mary's-USF game can use that same ticket to gain entrance for the 8 p.m. start. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The game will be televised on Comcast SportsNet California.
Duke 68, Clemson 40: Quinn Cook scored a career-high 27 points and No. 1 Duke (15-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) held visiting Clemson (8-6, 0-2) to its
Missouri 84, Alabama 68: Jabari Brown hit a career-high five straight 3-pointers after an early miss and Phil Pressey responded from a shaky first half with 11 points and 13 assists, leading No. 10 Missouri (12-2) over Alabama (8-6) in the Tigers' SEC debut.
Brown, who attended Oakland High, scored a career high 22 points on 7-for-11 overall shooting. The Oregon transfer has scored in double figures four of five games since becoming eligible at the semester break.
Obituary: Patsy Sutton, the matriarch of a family of college basketball coaches, has died at age 74. The wife of Hall of Fame coach Eddie Sutton died Tuesday at a Tulsa, Okla., hospital after suffering a stroke in December, according to officials at Ninde Brookside Chapel. She was also the mother of Oral Roberts head coach Scott Sutton and assistant coach Sean Sutton.
The Associated Press and wire services contributed to this report.