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McNeese State 62

(14-16, 7-11 Southland)

Nicholls State 59

(9-21, 8-10 Southland)

    6:00 PM ET, March 13, 2013

    Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas

    1 2 T
    MCNS 28 3462
    NICH 33 2659

    Top Performers

    McNeese State: D. Cannon 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

    Nicholls State: F. Hunter 21 Pts, 14 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    McNeese St. 62, Nicholls 59

    Associated Press

    KATY, Texas -- Dontae Cannon scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket with 24 seconds remaining, and McNeese State defeated Nicholls State 62-59 in the opening round of the Southland Conference tournament on Wednesday.

    The eighth-seeded Cowboys (14-16) will play fourth-seeded Southeastern Louisiana in the second round on Thursday.

    Cannon also made a pair of free throws with 4 seconds to play, and fifth seed Nicholls missed a chance to tie it at the end.

    Kevin Hardy had 11 points and eight rebounds for McNeese State.

    Fred Hunter led the Colonels (9-21) with 21 points and 14 rebounds. T.J. Carpenter scored 14 and Dantrell Thomas had 10 points for Nicholls.

    The teams also met four days ago in Thibodaux, La., with McNeese State winning 92-89 in double overtime. Desharick Guidry, who had 34 points in that game, was held to seven on Wednesday. Hunter scored 32 on Saturday for the Colonels.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MCNS
    NICH
    Points 62 59
    FG Made-Attempted 23-56 (.411) 19-54 (.352)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-14 (.214) 4-16 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-19 (.684) 17-26 (.654)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 8

    2012-13 Season

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    Jan 7, 2013 NICH 64, @MCNS 63Recap
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