January 02, 2019

Game Slips Away at Abilene

Scott Plaisance
Opening conference play, the Privateers led a double-digit second half lead get away in a 68-58 defeat at Abilene Christian.

New Orleans (5-7, 0-1), which roared to an 18-4 lead, kept its lead through halftime and well into the second half, going up 42-31 with roughly 14 minutes to play.  But by the 7-minute mark, they trailed by 11, enduring a Bryson Robinson ejection and a blitz of nine field goals in a row converted by ACU, completely turning the night around.

Scott Plaisance kept UNO in it all night, providing an inside presence and 18 points, a career high, to go along with 7 rebounds.  Ezekiel Charles had 14.  Damion Rosser provided a workmanlike effort, not scoring much but leading the team with 8 rebounds.

UNO will play its home conference opener this Saturday afternoon at Lakefront Arena.  Tip time is 2 p.m.