December 03, 2016

Privateers Stun Wazzu in Pullman

The Privateers (4-3) extended their winning streak to three and haven't trailed at any point this week, going wire-to-wire once again in a dominating 70-54 win at Washington State.

New Orleans got another double-double from Erik Thomas (17 points/10 rebounds) as well as 16 from a red-hot Travin Thibodeaux.  Christavious Gill led the scoring with 18, including multiple very deep threes.

UNO has an eight-day break before travelling back to Northwestern to take on the Big 10's Wildcats for the second straight season. Last year, the Privateers fell in Evanston by a 90-63 tally.

November 29, 2016

Wave Wipes Out at UNO

Erik Thomas weathered early foul
trouble to lead the way with 18 points
In their first home game against crosstown rival Tulane since the 2010-11 season, the Privateers (3-3) led by as many as 27 before securing a comfortable 74-59 win on Tuesday night.

New Orleans, using a balanced scoring attack and a swarming zone defense, never trailed in the contest, soaring to a 14-2 lead to start the evening. Erik Thomas led the offensive attack with 18 points. Christavious Gill and Travin Thibodeaux were integral as well with 14 points each.

UNO will return to the road on Saturday afternoon at Washington State. The contest will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.

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November 25, 2016

Thibodeaux's Triple-Double Leads UNO

Travin Thibodeaux
Led by Travin Thibodeaux's triple-double, the third in UNO history, the Privateers broke open a tied game in the second half and beat non-Division I Florida College 90-63 at Lakefront Arena on Friday night.

Thibodeaux, a junior, posted 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in the effort. Erik Thomas and Christavious Gill led the scoring for New Orleans with 23 and 20 respectively. Tevin Broyles added 13.

The game was a tuneup for the Privateers' home game against Tulane on Tuesday, but New Orleans got more than it bargained for for a time, tied with the visiting Falcons at 42 in the second half. UNO, however, ripped off 12 in a row at that point and never looked back.

UNO hosts the Green Wave on Tuesday at 7 p.m. on the lakefront.

November 22, 2016

USC Cruises Over UNO, 88-54

In their first meeting since Ledell Eackles' debut game at Lakefront Arena in 1986, the USC Trojans ran away with a victory over the New Orleans Privateers, 88-54, on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

It was an ugly night for the Privateers, who were outscored by 17 in both halves.  As has been the norm early on this season, Erik Thomas was the UNO bright spot, notching 20 points and 7 rebounds to lead the way.  Tevin Broyles was the only other Privateer in double digits with 11.

New Orleans returns home to the lakefront on Friday night at 7 p.m., where they hope to have a significantly easier time with non-Division I Florida College.

November 19, 2016

Tulsa Rallies Past Privateers

Senior G Christavious Gill
New Orleans (1-2) had an early 12 point lead at Tulsa, fell behind by 15 in the second half, then rallied as close as five points late before finally falling by a 77-68 count on Saturday afternoon.

Christavious Gill and Erik Thomas were the only two Privateers in double digits.  Gill had 23, including five three-pointers, and Thomas added 20 towards the UNO effort.  Thomas added 7 rebounds and 5 assists.

New Orleans continues its road trip on Tuesday night at Southern California on the Pac-12 Network.

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