STILLWATER – It was a battle in Stillwater Monday night as the Privateers (2-2) trailed by only three with just over ten minutes to go before Oklahoma State (2-3) pulled away to a 96-68 decision. New Orleans is now 3-10 all-time against Oklahoma State.
The Privateers clawed their way out of double-figure deficits more than once, and an 11-point deficit to get within a possession at the 10:15 mark. However, after dropping two close contests, the Cowboys were determined to secure their second victory of the season as they shot 65.6% from the field in the second half. Oklahoma State also had balanced scoring with five players in double-figures.
Johnson led the Privateers with 23 points, scoring all but seven of them in the first half. Tyson Jackson, named New Orleans Player of the Game, joined him in double figures with 15 points and three rebounds on six-of-eight from the field. Johnson was 6-of-17 from the field and 3-of-9 from deep.
NEXT UP: The Privateers hit the road Thanksgiving Day heading to Conway, Ark for the Central Arkansas Classic. They’ll take on North Dakota on Saturday at the Ferris Center and the host, former Southland foe in Central Arkansas Sunday.
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