UNO sets Lakefront Arena scoring record in season opening victory over Spring Hill
NEW ORLEANS – The Privateers began the 2019-20 campaign in historic fashion, shattering the Lakefront Arena record for points scored in a game (by New Orleans) en route to the 114-58 victory over Spring Hill Tuesday evening. The 114 points broke the previous record of 110 nearly 30 years ago (vs. Louisiana Tech in triple overtime Feb. 3, 1990) & the mark ranks ninth in a game.
New Orleans moved to 1-0 on the year while the Badgers were not credited with a loss (exhibition).
Bryson Robinson led all student-athletes with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting and the senior added five rebounds and four assists. Five other Privateers reached double figures – Damion Rosser (14 points, four rebounds, four assists), Amari Haynes (14 points, five rebounds, four steals), Gerrale Gates (13 points, seven rebounds), Jahmel Myers (13 points) and Ahren Freeman (13 points on 6-of-10 shooting).
Lamont Berzat registered a career-high 11 assists. Berzat added three of New Orleans’ 11 steals. The unit shot 63.1 percent from the floor and 82.4 percent from the charity stripe. New Orleans dominated in the paint, outscoring SHC 66-to-34.
The Privateers jumped out to a 52-29 lead in the opening half of the 2019-20 season. Robinson scored 11 points in the first stanza and Rosser posted a game-high 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting in the half. New Orleans pushed the pace with 15 first-half points.
Berzat came off the bench with six assists.
Much like the first half, the Privateers exploded offensively and were even more aggressive, attempting 23 free throws, draining 19.
As substitutions were made, Freeman, Rodney Carson and co. shined in their collegiate debuts.
The Privateers hit the road to take on Butler Saturday on Fox Sports Southwest+ and Fox Sports Go.
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