February 27, 2021

Nicholls Beats UNO in Overtime

St. Hilaire had 20 points
in the first half, 32 overall
A hard fought contest on the lakefront ended with a narrow 105-101 overtime victory by visiting Nicholls.

The Colonels shot 58% in the first half en route to a 52-45 lead, with the Privateers staying in it only by the grace of Derek St. Hilaire's monster 20-point opening frame.  UNO tightened up defensively down the stretch, finally taking a 62-61 lead on Ahren Freeman's putback.

The lead went back and forth until, with UNO up 78-75, Rodney Carson Jr. hit a killer fallaway three from the right wing.  But Nicholls rallied and, down 85-82, Ty Gordon banked in a three at the buzzer to send it to overtime.

In overtime, Nicholls, with new life, immediately took control with eight straight points and held on to put the Privateers away.

St. Hilaire finished with 32 points.  Troy Green added 21, and Damion Rosser 17.

New Orleans (6-14, 5-7) heads to Incarnate Word on Monday for a COVID makeup game.


St. Hilaire looks for the open man

Rosser also looks for the open man

Rosser in a LOT of traffic

Berzat shoots over two defenders

Rosser launches one

Berzat directs the offense

Kmani Doughty attempts a three

Berzat launches one with a dude flying at him

Jahmel Myers goes up for the dunk

Green attempts the jumper

Bell goes in for the layup

Carson lays one in

Green shoots the baseline jumper

Bell tries to score underneath