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Final

Texas A&M-CC 62

(2-15, 1-6 Southland)

Nicholls State 69

(5-12, 4-3 Southland)

    8:50 PM ET, January 24, 2013

    David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    AMCC 22 4062
    NICH 31 3869

    Top Performers

    Texas A&M-CC: J. Jordan 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

    Nicholls State: F. Hunter 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Nicholls 69, Texas A&,M-CC 62

    Associated Press

    THIBODAUX, La. -- Fred Hunter scored 12 of his 19 points in the first half as Nicholls State pulled away from Texas A&M Corpus Christi for a 69-62 Southland Conference win Thursday night.

    Hunter scored eight straight points, including back-to-back 3-pointers, to give the Colonels (5-12, 4-3) an 11-8 lead at the 14:41 mark.

    Nicholls State held the Islanders to only two points for a 9 1/2-minute stretch en route to a 31-22 halftime advantage.

    After the Colonels expanded their cushion to 17 points, Texas A&M Corpus Christi pulled within six, at 55-49, on Jelani Currie's layup with 5:50 left, but could get no closer.

    Nicholls State outscored Texas A&M Corpus Christi 40-18 in the paint, but was outrebounded 36-29.

    Dantrell Thomas added 15 points and Jeremy Smith 11 for the Colonels.

    Johnathan Jordan scored 18 points and Will Nelson had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Islanders (2-15, 1-6).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AMCC
    NICH
    Points 62 69
    FG Made-Attempted 18-49 (.367) 25-50 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 4-17 (.235)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-28 (.750) 15-25 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 27 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 17

    2012-13 Season

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