March 20, 2019

UNO Falls in the CIT

Bryson Robinson
For the second straight game, the Privateer defense was subpar, and it resulted in UNO's elimination from the CIT in the first round at Lakefront Arena at the hands of Texas Southern in overtime, 95-89.

New Orleans (19-14) was hampered as well by poor shooting, as TSU left Privateers open from beyond the arc all night, but UNO was unable to convert on very many, shooting an abysmal 7-for-33 from three-point territory.  On the other end, TSU kept up what Abilene Christian started last Saturday, piling up another 48 points in the paint on the evening.

The Privateers trailed most of the evening but did edge ahead at a few points late in the second half, going ahead 81-80 on an Amari Haynes layup.  But TSU tied it with a free throw, and Troy Green missed a baseline fallaway that would've won it at the buzzer.

Bryson Robinson led UNO with 20 points, and Jahmel Myers added 14 points and 11 rebounds.