Loyola New Orleans upends McNeese 79-78, spoils home opener
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) Zach Wrightsil scored 20 points, Myles Burns 16 and each was clutch in the final 71 seconds as NAIA-member Loyola of New Orleans battled past McNeese 79-78, the upset spoiling the Cowboys' inauguration of a new, on-campus arena Friday night.
Burns dunked to boost Loyola into the lead for good, 76-75 with 1:11, and Wrightsil buried a 3-pointer off a steal with 11 seconds remaining. James Harvey hit a 3 for McNeese with four seconds to go but it was not enough for the Cowboys (0-3) to inaugurate the new H&P Complex, the first on-campus arena in 47 years.
Cameron Dumas and Terry Smith each scored 13 for the Wolf Pack.
Updated November 16, 2018