January 21, 2017

UNO Keeps First Place with Win at UCA

Thibodeaux had a double-
double for UNO at UCA
With many expecting a shootout, the Privateer defense made the difference in a 81-63 road win for New Orleans (11-7, 6-1) at Central Arkansas.  The win kept UNO in first place in the Southland Conference.

Up 56-51 in the second half, UNO pulled away to a 75-56 lead while allowing only five points to the Bears' potent offense over a critical seven-minute span. Nate Frye and Erik Thomas led the way with 16 each for the Privateers, and Travin Thibodeaux delivered a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.  Tevin Broyles added 12 points and 4 assists.

UCA star Jordan Howard was held to 14 points, many coming late.

New Orleans next returns home for a Thursday night contest against McNeese State.