March 14, 2019

UNO Eliminates Red-Hot Lamar

Bryson Robinson
Playing its first game in the Southland tournament in Katy, Texas, New Orleans rallied late to end Lamar's nine-game winning streak, prevailing 76-72.

The Privateers shot uncharacteristically well from downtown (8-for-15) to offset a tremendous performance by Lamar's Nick Garth, who had 28 points, draining shots from all angles throughout the night.  Bryson Robinson, who led the Privateers with 17 points, drilled a long three with the shot clock winding down to put UNO ahead 74-72 with 22 seconds left.  The Bucs subsequently held on defense and won going away.

UNO led in the first half by as many as 14, but Lamar finished on a 12-0 run to close to within 2 at the break.  The second half was a back-and-forth affair that was finally decided by Robinson's shot.

Senior Scott Plaisance added 16 for New Orleans, and Jorge Rosa had 13.

The Privateers advance to face Sam Houston State at the same time tomorrow (5 p.m.) in Katy.