March 16, 2019

Privateers Fall Short of NCAA Bid

The Privateers' tremendous run at the Southland tournament in Katy ended with a 77-60 defeat in the championship game to Abilene Christian.

New Orleans appeared tired and its defense looked a step slow, showing none of its trademark quickness and unable to stop ACU's penetration.  The Wildcats, who achieved their first Division I NCAA Tournament birth in school history, scored 48 of their 77 points in the paint.  ACU made 56% of its shots overall.

Bryson Robinson tried to keep UNO in the game with his long distance shooting, leading the way with 14 points, 4-for-8 beyond the arc.  Scott Plaisance added 13.  But the Privateers couldn't get any offensive rhythm going, committing 20 turnovers.

UNO will host a CIT Tournament game this week, with time and opponent to be determined.