UNO Homecoming Presented by the Allstate Sugar Bowl
February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has sponsored UNO’s Homecoming since the 2014-15 season.
This year’s UNO Homecoming event is a Southland Conference Basketball doubleheader against Nicholls State on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The UNO women’s basketball team hosts the Colonels at 2 p.m. followed by the Privateer men taking on the Colonels at 4:15 p.m. at Lakefront Arena.
The Privateer men’s and women’s basketball teams swept McNeese State to cap a successful 2018 Homecoming Weekend. In the men’s game, UNO posted a 90-74 victory as Makur Puou finished with a career-high 23 points to go with eight rebounds. Travin Thibodeaux and Bryson Robinson took over in the second half as the Privateers clinched a Southland Conference Tournament playoff spot with the lopsided victory. Puou was 9-of-12 overall in his second to last home game while Thibodeaux played the role of facilitator early, collecting seven assists and six boards to go with 18 points. Robinson scored all 14 points in the second half and added three assists and Lamont Berzat finished with seven points, six assists and four steals.
In the women’s match-up, Shania Woods had a game to remember, leading a trio of double-digit scorers with a career-high 31 on 9-of-12 shooting in UNO’s 84-62 victory. Woods added 11 rebounds for her 11th double-double of the season. Randi Brown collected 16 points, three assists and three steals and Mariah Wright scored 11 points to go with five assists and three steals. Halie Matthews came off the bench with 11 boards and two blocks and Jada Duncantell was credited with four steals.