January 16, 2019

UNO Rallies to Beat SFA

Guard Troy Green
Tied 61-61 with under two minutes left, the Privateers (9-7, 4-1) got two free throws and a layup from freshman Gerrale Gates to help surge to the last seven points of the game and a 68-61 win over Stephen F. Austin.

UNO was blitzed early, trailing 15-2 and 17-4 before rallying strong to a 29-28 halftime lead.  SFA had 13 first half turnovers and 22 for the game, helping UNO to overcome a 40-30 rebounding deficit.

Troy Green had an inspired performance to lead New Orleans with 15 points.  Ezekiel Charles added 12 and Gates 11 for the victors.  UNO shot well from three-point range, nailing 8-for-18 as a team.

The Privateers' next contest will be on Saturday at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 5 p.m. on ESPN3.