Scores

Final

Northwestern St 84

(18-6, 12-2 Southland)

Nicholls State 79

(6-17, 5-8 Southland)

5:20 PM ET, February 16, 2013

David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana

1 2 T
NWST 27 5784
NICH 36 4379

Top Performers

Northwestern State: D. Hicks 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

Nicholls State: F. Hunter 24 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Northwestern St. 84, Nicholls 79

Associated Press

THIBODAUX, La. -- Brison White scored 15 points off the bench as Northwestern State overcame a 13-point, second-half deficit and defeated Nicholls State 84-79 Saturday.

The win gives Northwestern State (18-6, 12-2 Southland Conference) its first eight-game winning streak since 2005-06. With Stephen F. Austin's loss to Southeastern Louisiana, the Demons jumped into a tie for first place.

Northwestern State trailed 36-27 at halftime and 49-36 with 14:58 to play. The Demons went on a 17-4 run and trailed 53-52 with 8:03 remaining, then took the lead on Gary Stewart's layup for a 64-63 edge at 5:14.

Nicholls State (6-17, 5-8) tied the game three times in the remaining minutes, including twice via 3-pointers from Linden Smith-Hyde.

Northwestern State's Jalan West snapped the final tie with a layup with 1:19 left for a decisive 78-76 advantage.

Fred Hunter scored 24 and Dantrell Thomas added 22 for Nicholls State, which has lost five straight.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NWST
NICH
Points 84 79
FG Made-Attempted 31-60 (.517) 27-64 (.422)
3P Made-Attempted 1-17 (.059) 3-20 (.150)
FT Made-Attempted 21-27 (.778) 22-25 (.880)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 13

2012-13 Season

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