UNO falls at Texas A&M, 85-65

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Derek St Hilaire

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – New Orleans men’s basketball leaders Derek St. Hilaire (20 points) and Troy Green (17) combined for 37 points as the Privateers suffered a setback to SEC power Texas A&M at the Reed Arena on Tuesday evening.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: New Orleans – 65, Texas A&M – 85
LOCATION: Reed Arena – College Station, Texas
RECORDS: New Orleans 3-5 (0-0 Southland), Texas A&M 7-1 (0-0 SEC)

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
– St. Hilaire paced the Privateers once again as he finished with 20 points (on 7-of-13 shooting) to go with five rebounds and three steals. The Atlanta, Ga. native has now led UNO in scoring in every game so far this season. It is the sixth-straight 20-plus point output for St. Hilaire and his seventh such game of its kind overall this year, in just eight games played.
– Green continued his strong run of play, as the senior has now gone for 17 points in three straight games. Tonight, he added four boards, two assists and a steal.
– Simeon Kirkland was the third Privateer in double-digits as he chipped in 10 points (on 5-of-8 from the field) to go along with seven rebounds and a block in 18 minutes of play.
– Daniel Sackey added seven points and ended in a tie with a team-high five assists.
– Robby Robinson also contributed five helpers and posted a game-high nine boards.
– Eight Privateers made the box score in total with the team’s combined 65 points.
– New Orleans scored 38 points in the paint and got 21 points off the bench.
– UNO finished the non-conference game with 20 assists.

HOW IT HAPPENED
– The game was tied at three with 18:44 left in the first before the Aggies closed the opening half on a 41-23 run to take a 44-26 lead into the break.
– With the Aggies lead touching 22 points with 17:58 left in the contest, New Orleans was able to get the game back to within 12 at 53-41 with 11:54 remaining.
– Texas A&M responded to the strong Privateers run and closed out the 85-65 victory on its home court.

NEXT UP
The Privateers make the short trip to Lafayette for a showdown with in-state rival Louisiana this Friday, Dec. 3 at the Cajundome. Tipoff for the non-conference contest is set for 7 PM CT and it will be played in front of a national audience on ESPN+.

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