February 10, 2024

Privateers Falter Late, Lose at Commerce

Junior G Carlos Hart
The Privateers snapped a six-game losing streak on Monday night, but could not start a winning streak at Texas A&M-Commerce, falling 89-83 on Saturday.

New Orleans drops to 3-8 in Southland play and 8-16 overall after being unable to close out the Lions late.  UNO led 73-72 at the last media timeout but were outscored 17-10 down the stretch.  Commerce shot 51% from the field and an incredible 61% from three-point range.

The loss wasted a career-best effort from Carlos Hart, who contributed a team-leading 21 points and 8 rebounds.  Jordan Johnson's shot was off, but he still mustered 18 points, and freshman Jah Short added 13.

The Privateers will continue their road swing on Monday night, where they will take on a Northwestern State team that defeated them 92-67 at Lakefront Arena earlier this year.