January 27, 2022

Privateers Win at HBU, Go To 4-0

SR G Derek St. Hilaire
Facing their first road test of the Southland Conference season, the Privateers (11-8, 4-0) fought off a Houston Baptist rally and surged late to knock off the Huskies 77-66.

New Orleans was carried by a dominant performance from Derek St. Hilaire, who scored 21 in the first half without missing a shot.  He finished with 34.

UNO squandered a 12-point second half lead and fell behind 59-57 before a 7-0 spurt put them back in front.  They were able to reestablish control down the stretch and finish the victory.  They allowed HBU to shoot just 34% from the field while forcing 18 turnovers.

Next up is a matchup against McNeese in Lake Charles on Sunday, which will be televised on ESPNU.