UNO Hoops Teams Suffer Sweep on Homecoming
NEW ORLEANS (January 24, 2015) – Despite suffering losses to Texas A&M Corpus Christi in both men’s and women’s basketball, the University of New Orleans Home on the Lakefront Homecoming celebration, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, was considered a big success on the Lakefront campus.
The UNO men’s team overcame a 20-point deficit against the Islanders, sending the Southland Conference match-up into overtime before dropping a tightly contested ballgame.
With New Orleans down three points with just 32 seconds remaining in regulation, Kevin Brown drew a foul beyond the arc, sending the senior to the line where he sank all three of his free throws to tie the game up at 60, sending the contest into overtime.
In the bonus period New Orleans went ahead early, going up 66-62 on a Terrance Syon slam and two more Brown freebies. But the Islanders came back, going on a 6-0 run to take a two-point lead. The Privateers had opportunities to tie things up in the final seconds, but the contested shots fell short as New Orleans lost its first overtime contest of the season.
In the women’s match-up, the Privateers trailed by just three after an Alexis Martin jumper in the paint made the score 26-23. From there, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi delivered the deciding blow going on a 20-4 run in the next eight minutes.