Nicholls State vs Stephen F. Austin

Stephen F. Austin 62, Nicholls 58


NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) - Antonio Bostic had 17 points and Jereal Scott scored five in overtime as Stephen F. Austin held on to defeat Sam Houston State 62-58 Wednesday night.

Desmond Haymon added 12 points and Taylor Smith 11 for the Lumberjacks (13-10, 7-3 Southland), who led by as many as 12 points in the second half.

Nicholls State (7-16, 3-8) got a career-high 17 points from Shane Rillieux, 16 from Dantrell Thomas and 13 from Sam McBeath.

The Lumberjacks hit 7 of 8 free throws in overtime, including two from Smith with 1:54 remaining that put them ahead to stay, 59-58. A potential go-ahead 3-pointer from Thomas with 0.8 seconds left rimmed out, and Stephen F. Austin closed it out with two more free throws.

A layup by Trevon Lewis with 5 seconds left in regulation forced overtime after Scott had given Stephen F. Austin a 51-49 lead with two free throws at the 21-second mark.

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Nicholls State Colonels
S. McBeath, F295-80-111513
S. Rillieux, G425-75-622317
J. Smith, G401-31-24033
D. Thomas, G405-115-692116
L. Smith-Hyde, G100-10-00000
T. Lewis273-42-45259
B. Hammond200-10-01110
C. Talkington110-10-21020
S. Bailey60-00-00010
Totals 19-3613-212782158
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
J. King, F351-26-68128
J. Scott, C192-55-74159
A. Bostic, G455-155-653117
D. Haymon, G384-92-221312
D. Gardner, G331-40-02323
T. Smith264-73-831011
H. Bateman121-20-00332
J. Parker100-10-01100
J. Bright70-00-00010
Totals 18-4521-2928141762
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Nicholls St.6-1211-23313
C. Arkansas6-127-21338
Nwestern St.5-138-20344
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