March 02, 2019

Privateers Whip Nicholls

Plaisance led the way with
19 points vs. Nicholls
Avenging an earlier loss to Nicholls, the Privateers (17-11, 12-5) went to Thibodaux, weathered a rally, and bested the Colonels 80-70.

UNO, which led 35-28 at the half and extended it to double digits early after the break, fell behind with just minutes to play before ripping off a decisive 11-0 run down the stretch to put Nicholls away.  The win keeps New Orleans in third place in the Southland Conference race, enabling them to keep pace with everyone they are competing with for tournament byes, as Abilene Christian, Southeastern Louisiana, and Lamar also won.

Scott Plaisance led the Privateer attack with 19 points, while Troy Green's 13 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists contributed mightily to the victory.  Jorge Rosa had 14, including four threes, and Bryson Robinson added 13.

New Orleans heads to Hammond for the final regular season game on Wednesday against Southeastern Louisiana in a game with huge tournament bye implications.