February 09, 2019

Nicholls Shoots Down UNO

Bryson Robinson
drives to the goal
On a strange homecoming afternoon, Nicholls overrode an otherwise stifling UNO defense with 12 three pointers en route to a 64-63 squeaker over the Privateers on Homecoming day.

After Nicholls took a 32-25 advantage to the locker room, the second half was a back-and-forth tussle.  Trailing 61-60 with under a minute left, New Orleans went back ahead on a Scott Plaisance followup. Then, the Colonels missed a jumper with 16 seconds left, and Damion Rosser rebounded and hit one of two free throws.  But Nicholls' Danny Garrick, who the Privateers bizarrely refused to guard all afternoon, hit his fourth three to win it.

Plaisance and Gerrale Gates each had 15 to lead the effort for the Bucs.

New Orleans gets a week off before taking Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Lakefront Arena next Saturday.