Scores

Final

Nicholls State 76

(6-14, 5-5 Southland)

Cent Arkansas 79

(9-11, 4-6 Southland)

5:00 PM ET, February 2, 2013

Farris Center, Conway, Arkansas

1 2 T
NICH 47 2976
CARK 43 3679

Top Performers

Nicholls State: F. Hunter 36 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Central Arkansas: R. Crawford 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Cent. Arkansas 79, Nicholls 76

Associated Press

CONWAY, Ark. -- Robert Crawford scored 19 points and Jordan Harks 13 as Central Arkansas held off Nicholls State for a 79-76 win on Saturday.

The Bears (9-11, 4-6 Southland Conference) led by 10 before Eric Hunter scored six straight points to get Nicholls State within 75-71 with 1:45 remaining. Amin Torres' 3-pointer made it 78-76 with 12 seconds left, and after a free throw by Crawford, Torres had a chance to tie from behind the arc with two seconds left, but missed.

Hunter had 36 points and 11 rebounds for the Colonels (6-14, 4-6). Torres had 10 points and Dantrell Thomas 11 rebounds for Nicholls State.

Leading scorer Jarvis Garner did not play for Central Arkansas while serving the second game of a two-game suspension for breaking team rules.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NICH
CARK
Points 76 79
FG Made-Attempted 24-61 (.393) 26-66 (.394)
3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 5-17 (.294)
FT Made-Attempted 22-32 (.688) 22-31 (.710)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
Largest Lead 15 10

2012-13 Season

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Jan 3, 2013 @NICH 83, CARK 79Recap
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Research Notes

Fred Hunter of Nicholls St. had 36 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and two blocks on Saturday against Central Arkansas. He is the first Division I player to reach those thresholds this season.

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