Scores

Final

Nicholls State 64

(3-10, 2-1 Southland)

McNeese State 63

(6-7, 0-3 Southland)

8:30 PM ET, January 7, 2013

Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles, Louisiana

1 2 T
NICH 38 2664
MCNS 22 4163

Top Performers

Nicholls State: D. Thomas 24 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

McNeese State: D. Cannon 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

Nicholls 64, McNeese St. 63

Associated Press

LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Dantrell Thomas scored 24 points to help Nicholls State hold off McNeese State 64-63 Monday night in Southland Conference play.

Fred Hunter tallied his third double-double of the season with 12 points and 13 rebounds while T.J. Carpenter added 11 points and five rebounds for Nicholls State, which led 38-22 at halftime.

Dontae Cannon led McNeese State (6-7, 0-3) with 18 points, Ledrick Eackles had 13 and Desharick Guidry chipped in 10.

McNeese State opened the second half on a 27-9 run and took its first lead of the game, 49-47, behind a Cannon layup. McNeese State extended their lead to 56-49 with 6:38 remaining but Nicholls State (3-10, 2-1) outscored the Cowboys 15-7 the rest of the way.

Nicholls State, which has won two of its last three games after losing seven straight, held a 41-32 rebounding advantage -- including 17 on the offensive end.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NICH
MCNS
Points 64 63
FG Made-Attempted 21-54 (.389) 22-54 (.407)
3P Made-Attempted 6-19 (.316) 5-13 (.385)
FT Made-Attempted 16-23 (.696) 14-19 (.737)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 17 0

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 7, 2013 NICH 64, @MCNS 63Recap
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