November 26, 2023

UNO Ekes Out Win at UCA

Khaleb Wilson-Rouse
A day after an epic meltdown resulting in a loss to North Dakota, the Privateers came through down the stretch to avoid a double disaster, beating host Central Arkansas 79-74.

Having blown a 16-point lead yesterday, New Orleans (3-3) built another early 16-point lead today, up 30-14 on the Bears in the first half.  An eight-point halftime lead evaporated, and UNO trailed 72-67 late.  Two huge threes from Khaleb Wilson-Rouse helped the Privateers out of oblivion, and some critical late Tyson Jackson rebounds secured the win.

Wilson-Rouse had a career game, with 22 points on 9-for-13 shooting to go along with 8 rebounds and 8 steals.  Jordan Johnson, meanwhile, bombed six three-pointers en route to 29 points (20 in the first half).  The visitors forced UCA into 24 turnovers.

UNO heads to Big Ten country to take on Minnesota on Thursday.