CORPUS CHRISTI – Cory Dixon had 12 points and 16 rebounds, as New Orleans knocked off the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team 70-62 on Saturday night at the American Bank Center. The Privateers defense held the Islanders (9-12, 6-2 Southland) to 19-for-55 from the field and created 17 Islanders' turnovers.
John Jordan scored 20 points and dished out seven assists, but went just 8-for-16 at the free-throw line in the loss. Jake Kocher added 10 points and six steals – the most since Kevin Palmer had seven on Dec. 22, 2008, against Georgia – for the Islanders. Joy Williamson added 11 points as well.