February 05, 2022

Privateers Fall at UIW

Perhaps overconfident after a 6-0 conference start, the Privateers fell at previously winless Incarnate Word, 78-70.

New Orleans (13-9, 6-1) sleepwalked through the first half, trailing 38-27 and neglecting to defend the Cardinals' R.J. Glasper, who had 24 points and six threes before the break.  UNO fell behind by 16 in the second half, but a furious rally brought them to within one with just under a minute left.  But with UIW clinging to a 69-68 lead, Glasper hit a leaning jumper for a critical three-point play to salt away the win.  He finished with 34 points.

UNO was led by Derek St. Hilaire with 22, and Troy Green added 19.  Kmani Doughty had 11 including three treys.

New Orleans returns home for a repeat of this week's games, TAMU-CC on Thursday and UIW on Saturday.