November 24, 2022

Privateers Outscore IUPUI

K'mani Doughty led UNO
with 20 points
In their second game in the Big Easy Classic, the Privateers (2-3) got their first win over a Division I opponent, edging IUPUI 87-84.

The game was nip-and-tuck throughout, with Bryce Monroe keeping the visiting Jaguars in the game with a brilliant 29-point effort on 13-of-20 shooting.  UNO led 45-42 at the half.

Up 83-81, New Orleans got a critical steal and score from Simeon Kirkland in the waning moments to help seal the victory.

UNO allowed IUPUI to shoot a blistering 64% from the field for the game, but the Privateers shot 53% themselves, including nine three-pointers.

K'mani Doughty and Khaleb Wilson-Rouse each contributed greatly in the second half.  Doughty finished with 20 for the game, and Wilson-Rouse added 16.  Doughty also had 7 rebounds and 5 assists.  Jordan Johnson had 14 points, 6 assists, and 3 steals.  Omarion Henry came off the bench with a solid 11-point, 8-rebound effort.  New Orleans got four three-pointers from Wilson-Rouse and three from Johnson.

The Privateers face Denver on Friday afternoon in their final game in the Big Easy Classic.

In the late game, Denver won its second game in as many days, knocking off The Citadel 74-71 behind Tyree Corbett's 30 points and 12 rebounds.