January 11, 2022

Privateers Win Last Pre-SLC Tuneup

Troy Green had 20
Coming off of a 2-1 showing at the Southland Tip-Off Tournament last weekend, the Privateers (7-8) played their final pre-conference tuneup on Tuesday night, besting Dillard 93-66.

New Orleans fought off some early scrappiness from the Bleu Devils, who trailed just 24-22 before UNO ripped off a 7-0 run to establish control.  The Privateers led 46-32 at the break and extended their lead beyond 20 through much of the second half.

Playing without leading scorer Derek St. Hilaire, the rest of the Privateer backcourt picked up the slack.  Troy Green led the way in scoring with 20, Rodney Carson had 17, and Kmani Doughty added 13.  Daniel Sackey was all over the stat sheet, notching 11 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds, and 2 steals.  Rodney Carson also had 12, and Tyson Jackson added 12 in the trenches for the Bucs.

Nicholls will head to the lakefront on Saturday to open UNO's Southland Conference season.