February 26, 2020

Corpus Pulls Away From UNO

Lamont Berzat with the
and-1 on the fast break
After launching a second half rally, the Privateers (8-19, 4-13) fell right back into a rut and fell to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi by an 81-75 score at Lakefront Arena.

The visiting Islanders took a 38-30 lead into the locker room, but New Orleans stormed back and assumed a 53-51 lead as the game headed towards the stretch run.  But UNO couldn't effectively defend TAMU-CC, which shot a sizzling 59% from the floor for the game, including 11-of-19 from three-point range.  The Bucs were also dominated on the boards, 36-22.

Bryson Robinson tried to keep New Orleans in it, posting a 23-point outing.  Troy Green added 19, and Jahmel Myers had a nice bounceback night after his five-minute foulout at McNeese, scoring 15.

With the loss, the Privateers cannot make the Southland Conference tournament field.  Their season will end upon conclusion of the regular season.

UNO heads to Nicholls on Saturday for an afternoon contest against the Colonels.

Jahmel Myers scores over a lot of outstretched hands

Gerrale Gates gets his brand new goggles
slapped but still scores the bucket

Lamont Berzat drives the baseline

Troy Green had 19 points on the evening

The normally reliable Green struggled
at the line, though, making just 3-of-7