NEW ORLEANS – The Huntingdon men's basketball team faced an early preseason test on Wednesday night and fell to the University of New Orleans 94-71 in an exhibition game.
The Division I Privateers are coming off a 20-win season and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Huntingdon started strong and only trailed by five points, 27-22, with eight minutes left in the first half. But UNO began to pull away late in the first half.
The Privateers used a 22-5 run in a span of five minutes to build a 49-27 lead and take control. UNO led 50-37 at halftime and maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half.
Huntingdon Stat Leaders
Points: Jaleel Beeman (16), Kyante Pines (14), Wyatt Popovich (9)
Rebounds: Brandon McLean (8), Kyante Pines (7), T.C. Elmore (7)
Steals: Kyante Pines (5)
Coming Up: Huntingdon opens the regular season at home on Nov. 15 against Berry at 7 p.m.