March 10, 2021

UNO Wins First Game at SLC Tourney

Derek St. Hilaire slams
home the game's first basket
(Courtesy: UNO Athletics)
Playing Southeastern Louisiana for the second time in four days, New Orleans had a much easier time with the Lions this time in an 80-63 victory at the Southland Tournament in Katy, Texas.

The Privateers beat SLU in overtime at Lakefront Arena this past Saturday, but in this rematch, they dominated from the outset.  UNO led 25-10 early, with Derek St. Hilaire's early blazing shooting accounting for 16 of those 25 points.  But several guys got involved as the game went on, maintaining the healthy Privateer lead the entire way.

St. Hilaire finished with 20 points to lead the way, but Damion Rosser added 15 in a fine effort.  Troy Green had 11, Rodney Carson Jr. 10, and Ahren Freeman 10.

UNO will matchup with #4 seed Northwestern State tomorrow at the same time, 5 p.m.  The Privateers and Demons split their two regular season games.