Nicholls State vs New Orleans

New Orleans 79, Nicholls 76

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Corey Blake led six players in double figures with 13 points as New Orleans held off Nicholls State 79-76 Wednesday night.

Corey Dixon and Lovell Cook each had 12, Isaac Mack had 11 and Traddariu McPhearson and Eddie Denard added 10 apiece.

New Orleans (3-5) led 41-36 at halftime and pushed its lead to 66-55 behind a Dixon layup with 8:33 left in the second half. Back-to-back 3-pointers from T.J. Carpenter cut the deficit to 66-63 and Fred Hunter scored six straight points for Nicholls State (1-5) to draw the Colonels within two, 77-75, with 30 seconds remaining.

Hunter had the chance to tie the game at the free throw line with 29 seconds showing but made just 1 of 2 attempts. New Orleans made two free throws in the final 20 seconds while Nicholls State missed three attempts during the same span.

Hunter finished with 36 points.

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Scoreboard
Nicholls State (1-5)364076
New Orleans (3-5) «413879

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Nicholls State Colonels
S. McBeath, F332-80-05434
L. Prest, F262-20-03054
F. Hunter, G3813-1710-1492236
S. Rillieux, G302-43-62147
T. Carpenter, G295-60-262314
J. Smith183-50-02226
A. Torres160-23-42203
S. Bailey60-10-00000
J. Horace41-20-01022
Totals 28-4716-2632132176
 59.6%61.5% 
New Orleans Privateers
L. Cook, F304-63-430312
E. Denard, F204-72-443410
C. Blake, G335-101-223213
I. Mack, G264-91-222211
R. Nelson, G233-81-84237
C. Dixon255-62-362312
T. McPhearson234-51-413210
E. Ganapamo91-30-01003
K. Hill60-01-21021
M. County30-00-00210
M. Banchy20-00-01100
Totals 30-5412-2925182279
 55.6%41.4% 
Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Orleans13-520-12154
Texas A&M-CC12-624-12159
Hou. Baptist12-617-14176
SF Austin12-618-15203
Sam Houston10-821-13195
Lamar10-819-15232
SE Louisiana9-916-16249
Nicholls St.7-1114-17253
Abil Chr.7-1113-16289
Nwestern St.7-1113-16306
Incarn Word7-1112-17303
C. Arkansas7-118-24311
McNeese St.4-147-22315
 
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SAV 45 Final
OHST 85