Southland’s top scorer leads Privateers into conference tourney for the first time
New Orleans – University of New Orleans junior guard Randi Brown has been named First Team All-Southland Conference based on voting by the league’s coaches and sports information directors.
Brown, the conference’s leading scorer, was a third team selection in 2015-16 as a sophomore and was voted Freshman of the Year in 2014-15. She becomes the first New Orleans player selected to the first team since the Privateers joined the Southland Conference in 2013.
“It’s about improving all the time and making the team better,” said Brown. “It’s amazing to go from 8 wins your freshman and sophomore years and now to 14 wins plus post-season and that’s a really big accomplishment. Our team is what’s important and without them I wouldn’t be able to accomplish or receive anything.”
Brown led the Southland Conference (SLC) in scoring this season with 22.8 points a contest. She was tops in the conference in points scored with 638, the third highest single-season point total in University of New Orleans history and she is the No. 9 scorer nationally among NCAA Division I players.
On New Year’s Eve she tallied 45 points in a conference win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. It was the highest single game point total of the season also in the Southland Conference.
The Houma, Louisiana native reached double figures in 27-of-28 games, with 2 games of more than 40 points, 5 games with more than 30 points and 18 games of 20 points or more. She leads her team in categories other than scoring like minutes played (31.8), assists (2.7) and steals (1.9).
Brown currently has 1,449 career-points, placing her third among all-time scorers in UNO history behind Carvie Upshaw (1,759 points) and tops on the list, former UNO All American Sandra Hodge (2,824 points).
Randi Brown was voted Southland Conference Player of the Week three times this season for the weeks of Nov. 28, Jan. 2, and Mar. 6. She helped the Privateers to a 14-14 overall record and 9-9 in conference play—the highest win total at UNO since the 2008-09 season.
“I’m so proud of Randi for all the hard work she has put in,” said her head coach Keeshawn Davenport. “I’m also very proud for our university to have someone listed on the first team.”
The Privateers and Brown will play in the Southland Conference Basketball Tournament for the first time, Friday, Mar.10, at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas. New Orleans, the number four seed, earned a first round bye and will face the winner of a first round game between Northwestern State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Tipoff is 11 a. m.
UNO conference tournament games leading up to the finals are available online live at UNOPrivateers.com (audio) and ESPN3 (video). The championship game Sunday will be available on CBS Sports Network.
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