December 18, 2018

UNO Beats WB on WB

Freshman Gerrale Gates
New Orleans used spurts at the beginning and end of the first half to establish a comfortable 48-26 lead, then overcame some sluggish stretches to defeat overmatched Williams Baptist 90-62 at the Alario Center on the West Bank.

Freshman Gerrale Gates turned in a fine effort, leading the Privateers (5-4) with 17 points. Jorge Rosa added 14 points and four three pointers, though UNO shot just 7-for-25 as a team from deep.  They did, however, shoot 55% overall.

Troy Green hit double figures for the second consecutive game with 13, and Scott Plaisance notched 12.

This was UNO's final tuneup before its last two money games, followed by the beginning of conference play on January 2.  Next up is a trip to Pittsburgh on the ACC Network on Thursday evening.