March 06, 2021

Privateers Win Third in a Row

Green led UNO with 24 points
In another down-to-the-wire contest, the Privateers (9-14, 8-7) finished the regular season with a 81-76 overtime victory over Southeastern Louisiana at Lakefront Arena.

The game was tight all the way, with Derek St. Hilaire breaking a 29-29 tie with a three-pointer at the buzzer heading to halftime.  New Orleans opened up a nine-point lead, but it was quickly cut, and Gus Okafor's deep three from the right wing tied the game at 69 with 10.7 seconds left to force overtime.

The extra frame was as tight as regulation, with Damion Rosser putting UNO up for good at 75-74 on a short banked jumper.  Troy Green scored on a drive moments later, and the Privateers were able to hang on and secure the win.

On senior night, Green led UNO with 24, and despite struggling from beyond the arc, Derek St. Hilaire added 19 using an array of drives to get his points.  Rodney Carson Jr. had 11, including a couple of threes.

Either way, New Orleans had the #5 seed sewn up, and they will play the winner of Tuesday's 8/9 game at the Southland Tournament in Katy, Texas on Wednesday at 5 p.m. on ESPN+.


This looks daunting

St. Hilaire drives to the
goal and pays the price

Troy Green on senior night

Green tosses up a leaning
jumper in the paint

Lamont Berzat looks for the open man

Ahren Freeman drains a soft fallaway

Green attempts the baseline J

Damion Rosser didn't score in the
first half but was key down the stretch

Rodney Carson Jr. launches the three,
or maybe his toe was on the line, not sure

Most of St. Hilaire's points against
SLU came close to the basket

He can finish around the rim.
Case in point: THIS WENT IN

Jahmel Myers in traffic

The final home game of the 
2020-21 season tips off