Marshall scores 14 off bench in UNO’s 82-53 setback at Texas A&M

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LaDarius Marshall
(Photo: Craig Bisacre/TAMU Athletics)

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – LaDarius Marshall scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half to pace three Privateers in double figures in New Orleans’ 82-53 loss to Texas A&M Sunday afternoon in Reed Arena.

Marshall went 7-of-8 from the field and pulled down five rebounds in 21 minutes of action. Troy Green followed with 11 points – nine in the second – and four assists and Damion Rosser finished with 10 points.

Texas A&M 82 New Orleans 53
Records: Texas A&M (1-0), New Orleans (0-2)
Location: Reed Arena (College Station, Texas)

“We had costly turnovers which turned into easy finishes for them and we didn’t get to the line as much as we would have liked but hats off to A&M for taking the charges” said head coach Mark Slessinger.” He (Jackson) had a great hand and the great mark for their team was they kept finding him.”

KEY MOMENTS
• The Privateers led twice in the first and held the lead until the under-eight media, but the Aggies rode two scoring runs to a 41-24 lead at the half.
• Marshall led UNO with 10 points off the bench in the first after posting three total in his Privateer debut Thursday.
• The Privateers went on a 10-1 run to cut the deficit to 16 with 7:53 remaining.
• A&M scored 27 points off UNO’s 27 turnovers.

HOW IT HAPPENED
• A 6-0 UNO run with 10:24 to go in the first gave the Privateers their first lead, 13-12
• Quinton Jackson went 7-of-8 for 17 points in the first and Andre Gordon added 11.
• Rosser’s breakaway dunk on the Lamont Berzat steal with 7:57 remaining in the opening stanza allowed New Orleans to regain it’s lead.
• Texas A&M went on a 12-0 run on the other side of the media timeout before Kmani Doughty’s three ended the Aggie run.
• The Aggies drew four charges in the first, but committed 11 first-half turnovers
• Marshall posted 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting at the half.
• Texas A&M led 41-24 at the half behind 53.8 percent shooting and 9-0 run to end the frame. The Aggies connected on eight triples.
• New Orleans scored five unanswered heading into the under-12 media of the second, capped by Rosser’s layup to give the junior back-to-back double-digit games.
• Texas A&M capitalized on the turnovers and ended the game on a 9-0 run for the season-opening win.

STATS
• The 10 points by Marshall in the first were the most scored by Krunchy since he finished with 20 on February 24, 2020 against Northwest Mississippi (while at Hinds Junior College).
• Berzat’s five assists were the most since the senior dished out six against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi last season (February 26).
• Rosser last reached double figures in back-to-back games on November 24 (at Hawaii) and November 29 (Eureka) last season.
• Doughty’s six rebounds were the most by a UNO freshman since Ahren Freeman pulled down eight at HBU last season (January 15).
• UNO attempted just four free throws today after 32 Thursday.
• The Privateers dished out 21 assists to A&M’s 19 and were outrebounded by one.
• Jackson finished 11-of-13 for 28 points to lead the Aggies and Preseason All-SEC Savion Flagg posted 11 rebounds and six assists.

GAME NOTES
• New Orleans is 2-2 all-time against Texas A&M.
• Mark Slessinger began the game with the same starting five as the season opener. It marked the first time the Privateers utilized the same starters in back-to-back games since February 22 (at McNeese) and February 26 (vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi).
• Green has started 52 consecutive games and 97 of his 98 career games.

UP NEXT
The Privateers head home to host Louisiana in the Lakefront Arena opener Wednesday at 7 p.m. New Orleans will compete on the new court that was redesigned this summer for the first time.

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