February 24, 2024

20 Losses Again: UNO Falls to SLU

Tyson Jackson
For the second consecutive season, the Privateers have lost 20 games, hitting that mark once again with a 77-67 loss in Hammond to Southeastern Louisiana.

New Orleans started strong, opening a 16-6 lead before falling apart. The Lions outscored the Bucs 37-9 for the remainder of the half, and while the Privateers (8-20, 3-12) fought back in the second frame, it wasn't enough to climb out of such a deep hole.

Jordan Johnson led the way with 22 points, though he shot just 6-for-19. Tyson Jackson had a strong effort, notching 17 points and 8 rebounds.

UNO has a week off before traveling to San Antonio next Saturday to face Incarnate Word.

February 10, 2024

Privateers Falter Late, Lose at Commerce

Junior G Carlos Hart
The Privateers snapped a six-game losing streak on Monday night, but could not start a winning streak at Texas A&M-Commerce, falling 89-83 on Saturday.

New Orleans drops to 3-8 in Southland play and 8-16 overall after being unable to close out the Lions late.  UNO led 73-72 at the last media timeout but were outscored 17-10 down the stretch.  Commerce shot 51% from the field and an incredible 61% from three-point range.

The loss wasted a career-best effort from Carlos Hart, who contributed a team-leading 21 points and 8 rebounds.  Jordan Johnson's shot was off, but he still mustered 18 points, and freshman Jah Short added 13.

The Privateers will continue their road swing on Monday night, where they will take on a Northwestern State team that defeated them 92-67 at Lakefront Arena earlier this year.

January 13, 2024

Johnson Goes for 40, UNO Wins

On a night where Jordan Johnson torched Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for 40 points, Mason Jones provided the key offense down the stretch to secure New Orleans' 83-80 victory.

Johnson provided the healthy majority of the Privateer offense in the first half, notching 28 points and leading the Privateers to a 46-35 halftime lead.  UNO stretched that lead to 14 and held a 54-41 edge before the visiting Islanders launched a 19-0 run to take control.  With TAMU-CC up 70-65, Jones scored nine of his 11 points in a three-minute stretch, the last being a three-pointer, to put the Privateers back up 76-74. From there, UNO held on, with the Islanders' Jordan Roberts bricking a desperation three at the buzzer.

In addition to his 40 points, Johnson also led New Orleans with 7 rebounds.  James Glisson III was the third Privateer in double digits, also contributing 11 points, including four critical free throws in the final seconds.

UNO (7-9, 2-1) heads to Thibodaux on Monday night for its first conference road game of the season to take on Nicholls.

January 08, 2024

UNO Edges Commerce

Mason Jones
The Privateers got a vintage Jordan Johnson game to go along with strong efforts from Mason Jones and Turk Vincent to squeak past Texas A&M-Commerce 88-85 at Lakefront Arena on Monday afternoon.

Outrebounded badly by Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday, the Privateers (6-9, 1-1) responded with a huge 43-32 edge on the glass against these Lions, led by Vincent with 12 rebounds to go along with Jones' 7 and another 7 from Tyson Jackson.  UNO let a 13-point second half lead slip away late, but won the final 1:18 by a 7-3 margin to secure the tight win.

Johnson had 36 points to lead the way.  He drained 10-of-19 from the field and got to the charity stripe 16 times, making 14.  Vincent had 16 points as well to post a double-double, and Jones had 17.

UNO will complete its three-game homestand to start the season on Saturday against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

January 06, 2024

Privateers Drop Southland Opener

Tied at 67-67 with two minutes left, visiting Southeastern Louisiana took over down the stretch and beat New Orleans, 73-68.

The UNO backcourt combined for 33 points, but a lack of frontcourt strength -- the Privateers were destroyed 37-18 on the boards -- helped do in the host school.  Khaleb Wilson-Rouse led the way with 17 points, and Jordan Johnson had 16 points and 6 assists.

The Privateers (5-9, 0-1) have a quick turnaround to their next conference game, as they will take on Texas A&M-Commerce at Lakefront Arena on Monday night.