Privateers to host Ragin’ Cajuns in men’s basketball home opener December 2

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UNO's Lamont Berzat vs. UCA

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans men’s basketball will unveil the new Lakefront Arena court December 2 when the Privateers welcome the University of Louisiana at Lafayette at 7 p.m.

This summer, New Orleans redesigned its court. 

The December meeting will be the 74th between the Privateers and Ragin’ Cajuns. UNO is 17-15 when hosting ULL.

The Privateers have won their last 11 home openers dating back to the 2009 season.

“We look forward to renewing our series with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette,” said head coach Mark Slessinger. “This has been a great series over the decades. More than anything, we are excited about having basketball back in beautiful UNO Lakefront Arena. We look forward to seeing so many of our family, friends, and loved ones, even at a distance, after this challenging time apart.”

Slessinger enters his 10th season as the leader of the men’s basketball squad. He begins the campaign just five wins away from tying Tim Floyd for the second most wins (126) in program history. He is the longest tenured coach on the Lakefront.

Earlier this month, the Privateers were picked to finish eighth in the preseason poll and Troy Green was named to the preseason second team. He enters just 57 points shy of becoming the 24th member of the illustrious 1,000 club.


We will stream all 2020-21 home contests live and FREE on the Privateer Sports Network, Jude Young will also bring you the action all season long on NASH Icon 106.1 FM and the TuneIn App.


Seasons tickets are on sale now. Don’t miss your chance to watch the Privateers in action live all year long. Premium reserved seating is just $149 and reserved seating is $99. Faculty and staff can buy season tickets for just $99 (premium reserved) or $49 (reserved), and a payroll deduction option is available.

NOTE: COVID-19 protocols will be in place. The full safety protocol is HERE. To view the seating chart, please click HERE.

For more information, call (504)-280-GAME and/or email or Additional information is also available by visiting or clicking HERE.


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