January 30, 2022

UNO Beats McNeese, Winning Streak to 8

Senior G Troy Green
McNeese State was the last team to beat UNO eight games ago, but they couldn't do it this time; the Privateers won 84-78 in Lake Charles on Sunday evening.

The Cowboys got off to a fast start, opening up a 28-15 lead early before New Orleans (12-8, 5-0) began chipping away.  Though McNeese led most of the way in the second half, UNO was able to grab the lead late on two Troy Green free throws, then a Green steal plus an and-1 to go up 77-73.

Green posted 22 points, including a sparkling 12-for-12 from the foul line, where the visitors shot 89% as a whole.  Derek St. Hilaire rode a strong second half to a team-leading 23 points of his own, as well as a team best 6 assists.  Tyson Jackson added 14.

The Privateers next head to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for game three of this four-game road trip.