UNO handles crosstown foe Dillard, 93-66

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Troy Green
(Photo: Shane Banegas)

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans men’s basketball program rolled over local rival Dillard, 93-66, in a non-conference battle between Greater New Orleans institutions at the UNO Lakefront Arena on Tuesday evening.

FINAL SCORE: New Orleans – 93, Dillard – 66
LOCATION: UNO Lakefront Arena – New Orleans, Louisiana
RECORDS: New Orleans 7-8 (0-0 SLC), Dillard 5-11 (0-0 GCAC)

– Senior captain Troy Green led the way with a season-best 20 points to go with six rebounds, three assists and a steal. The St. Rose, La. native went 9-of-15 from the field and 2-of-5 from beyond the arc. He dropped his 20 points in just 24 minutes of play.
– Rodney Carson Jr. had his best game of the season as he finished with 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting), two assists and a block. It was a new career-best in points for the sophomore guard and he accomplished the feat in only 17 minutes of action.
– Kmani Doughty chipped in a career-high 13 points, six boards, five assists and two steals. He also set a new career-best with 24 minutes played.
– Tyson Jackson had another big day inside as he racked up 12 points (on 5-of-9 shooting) along with seven rebounds and a rejection. The seven rebounds tied a season-best for the forward.
– Daniel Sackey chipped in 11 points with a season-best eight assists and seven rebounds, along with two steals.
– D’Ante Bell finished the night with seven points, four boards and two assists.
– Tonight was the first game this season that the Privateers had five student-athletes reach double-figures in points.
– The Privateers finished with more points off turnovers (18 to 7), points in the paint (50 to 42), fast break points (23 to 17) and bench points (33 to 22) on the evening.
– New Orleans recorded its seventh game of the season and third contest in a row in which the team finished at a 50 percent or better clip from the field as the Privateers knocked down 40-of-73 of their shots (54.8 percent). UNO is 6-1 in games this year when the team shoots better than 50 percent.
– UNO led for 33:49 minutes of tonight’s contest.
– With the victory, New Orleans has now won three games in a row.

Coming soon

The Privateers take to the court for Game No. 2 of the current four-game homestand as the group opens Southland Conference play with a showdown against Nicholls on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 4 PM CT at the UNO Lakefront Arena. The game will also be played in front of a national audience on ESPN+.

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