Scores

Final 2OT

McNeese State 91

(13-16, 7-11 Southland)

Nicholls State 88

(9-20, 8-10 Southland)

5:00 PM ET, March 9, 2013

David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana

1 2 OT 2OT T
MCNS 35 34 10 1291
NICH 32 37 10 988

Top Performers

McNeese State: D. Guidry 34 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

Nicholls State: F. Hunter 32 Pts, 12 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

McNeese St. 91, Nicholls 88

Associated Press

THIBODAUX, La. -- Dontae Cannon sank five 3-pointers, including the game-winner with 1 second left, to spark McNeese State past Nicholls State 91-88 in double overtime Saturday.

Desharick Guiday, whose layup at the end of regulation forced overtime, led McNeese (13-16, 7-11 Southland Conference) with 34 points and 13 rebounds. Cannon finished with 20 points and sent the game into a second overtime on a 3-pointer.

Nicholls State (9-20, 8-10) trailed 86-81 2 1/2 minutes into the second overtime before rallying to tie it 86-all on T.J. Carpenter's layup with 1:04 left to play. Cannon made two free throws to put the Cowboys up 88-66 at the 38 second mark. However, Nicholls State was able to knot it at 88 with 11 seconds to go on Dantrell Thomas' jumper.

Cannon held the ball on the Cowboys' final possession and fumbled it before putting up a fade-away 3-pointer that swished through as time expired.

Adrian Fields scored 15 points for McNeese State and Hardy scored five of his 10 points during overtime. Fred Hunter paced Nicholls State with 32 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists but made just 12 of 19 free throws.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MCNS
NICH
Points 91 88
FG Made-Attempted 34-66 (.515) 31-71 (.437)
3P Made-Attempted 11-20 (.550) 4-18 (.222)
FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 22-31 (.710)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 6

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 7, 2013 NICH 64, @MCNS 63Recap
» Mar 9, 2013 MCNS 91, @NICH 88Recap
Mar 13, 2013 MCNS 62, @NICH 59Recap