February 01, 2020

Privateers Never Trail in Win Over SLU

Robinson had 28 in the win
New Orleans jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, dusting off Southeastern Louisiana 84-73 in Hammond on Saturday afternoon.

Outside of a brief Lion rally late in the first half, the Privateers (7-15, 3-9) mostly maintained a double-digit lead the vast majority of the game.  They were bolstered by a tremendous shooting performance by Bryson Robinson, who knocked down 8-of-13 on his way to 28 points.  UNO, which has allowed near or over 50% shooting nearly every night in the conference season, surrendered just 41% to the Lions with an uncharacteristic zone defense meant to expose SLU's suspect outside shooters.

Joining Robinson in double figures was Gerrale Gates with 17, Troy Green with 14, and Jahmel Myers with 11.  Robinson added 7 rebounds, and Troy Green added 7 assists.

UNO gets a week off before its stiffest test of the conference season, a trip to Stephen F. Austin next Saturday.  The Privateers fell to SFA 87-68 earlier this season at Lakefront Arena.