Gates was 6 of 7 from the floor and 6 of 7 from the foul line to total 18 points. Charles added 17 points while pulling down nine rebounds for New Orleans (12-9, 7-3) which improved to 10-1 at home. UNO has won seven of its last nine conference games to hold down third place in the league standings.
Damion Rosser added 10 points with eight assists and five steals for New Orleans.
The Privateers took an early lead and were up 40-29 at the break.
Dwight Murray Jr. and Charles Brown III nailed back-to-back 3s as the Cardinals started the second half on a 19-7 run and took their first lead 48-47 after Brown completed a 3-point play with 14:04 remaining. The Privateers made six straight free throws to go ahead 56-50 and started to pull away after Jorge Rosa drained a trey with 12:11 left.
Christian Peevy had 25 points for Incarnate Word (6-16, 1-8) which lost its seventh straight game.
Sashi Brown, JT III join retooled Wiz front office
The Wizards have announced that former Cleveland Browns executive Sashi Brown and former Georgetown hoops coach John Thompson III have joined the team's front office.
Oliver dunks it for TBT game-winner
Devin Oliver flushes the putback dunk giving the Red Scare an 80-78 win in The Basketball Tournament.
Ex-Baylor star Austin scores 14 in debut at TBT
Isaiah Austin made his American professional debut, scoring 14 points in Friday's opener of The Basketball Tournament.
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