New Orleans, Louisiana – Tyson Jackson’s career-best night (22 pts) saw New Orleans’ men’s basketball program (6-9, SLC 3-1) beat the UIW Cardinals (6-11, SLC 0-4) in overtime. helped me escape with 85-79.
Jackson’s outing made him the third privateer to clear the 20-point threshold in a game this season. The Atlanta senior was a perfect 9-for-9 shooting from the field.Overall, UNO shot 55% of him as a team.
After three straight wins and a tie for first place in the Southland Conference, the privateers now have a 13-point lead, closing out a first half featuring 12 lead changes and nine draws. With most looks coming from inside the paint, New Orleans connected with only his three 3-pointers in the first half, but built a 43-30 lead.
In the next 20 minutes, the Cardinals outscored the privateers 41–28. UIW proved to cut the game relentlessly to a one-point lead with three minutes left in regulation. The Cardinals said that throughout the second half he managed his 10 offensive rebounds and 21 total boards, while the privateer team handled his 12 boards.
Tied at 71 with 16 seconds left in the game, UIW’s Trey Miller had a chance to win the game for the Cardinals. Khaleb Wilson-Rouse tried to end the game with a three-pointer on his line before the buzzer sounded, but it didn’t work. The privateer entered his first two road his conference contest and went into overtime for the second time.
The privateers made all four shots from the field to win overtime 6–8 in Charity Stripes.
Jammond Vincent had a team-leading 12 points and 12 rebounds for his second consecutive double-double. He also shot a perfect 4 of 4 off Charity Stripes.
Jordan Johnson had 13 points, a team-leading six assists and three rebounds. Wilson also scored 10 for Rouse, which put him in double figures and also had 5 rebounds.
All privateers (10) who won seats had scored against the Cardinals by the end of the first half.
New Orleans travels to Corpus Christi to beat the Texas A&M Corpus Christ Islanders on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 3:30 PM (CT).
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