December 19, 2016

Utah State Fights off Privateers

The Privateers (4-6) spent the entire evening within striking distance of the host Utah State Aggies, but could not quite overcome them, eventually falling 76-66.

New Orleans trailed by two at the half, fell behind by nine early on in the second half, then hit a run to get back to within 50-49 before the Aggies gradually broke them down.  Erik Thomas just surpassed his scoring average to lead the way for the Privateers with 21 points.  He just missed another double-double with 9 rebounds.

UNO completes its nonconference schedule with a home game on Wednesday night against Williams Baptist.