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Nicholls State 65

(3-11, 2-2 Southland)

SE Louisiana 70

(5-9, 3-1 Southland)

    5:20 PM ET, January 12, 2013

    University Center, Hammond, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    NICH 25 4065
    SELA 33 3770

    Top Performers

    Nicholls St: F. Hunter 22 Pts, 13 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    SE Louisiana: R. Johnson 14 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Blk

    SE Louisiana 70, Nicholls 65

    Associated Press

    HAMMOND, La. -- Brandon Fortenberry scored 21 points, Roosevelt Johnson had 14 points and 14 rebounds and Southeastern Louisiana held off Nicholls State 70-65 in a Southland Conference game on Saturday.

    The Lions (5-9, 3-1) have won four of their past five games.

    Fred Hunter had 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Nicholls State (3-11, 2-2), and Jeremy Smith scored 19 and Dantrell Thomas 14.

    Southeastern led by as many as 12 points in the second half at 45-33 with 14:38 to go on Johnson's two free throws, but Nicholls State gradually pulled to 56-50 with 5:38 left on Hunter's jumper.

    Johnson hit two free-throws for a 62-52 lead at 3:23, but the Colonels closed to 64-63 on Thomas' six straight points ending at 1:02.

    Antonnio Benton hit a jumper and Fortenberry made two free throws for a 68-63 Lions lead at 26 seconds, and Southeastern held on.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NICH
    SELA
    Points 65 70
    FG Made-Attempted 24-54 (.444) 22-50 (.440)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-11 (.091) 4-13 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-22 (.727) 22-28 (.786)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 13

    2012-13 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    » Jan 12, 2013 @SELA 70, NICH 65Recap
    Feb 9, 2013 SELA 73, @NICH 62Recap