November 25, 2023

Privateers Blow Lead, Lose to North Dakota

Playing the first game of an MTE in Conway, Arkansas, the Privateers had complete control of their game against North Dakota and fumbled it away late, dropping a 71-69 decision in overtime.

New Orleans (2-3), losers of three straight, maintained control throughout until a UND spurt resulted in their first lead at 47-46.  UNO responded with a huge 14-4 run that felt like it secured the win, until the Privateers committed several turnovers and unnecessary early shots and blew another lead, sending the game to overtime.

UNO led for much of overtime as well before surrendering the final six points of the game, turning a 69-65 lead into a 71-69 loss.

Jordan Johnson led New Orleans with 18 points but shot poorly (7-for-19).  Khaleb Wilson-Rouse added 16.

The Privateers will face host Central Arkansas tomorrow afternoon.