Central Arkansas vs Nicholls State

Nicholls 83, Cent. Arkansas 79

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THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Fred Hunter scored 19 points and T.J. Carpenter had 17 to lead Nicholls State to an 83-79 victory over Central Arkansas in both teams' Southland Conference opener.

Jeremy Smith scored 16 points and Shane Rillieux 15 for the Colonels (2-9), who snapped a seven-game losing streak.

Carpenter has scored in double figures in 10 of the 11 games.

Robert Crawford scored 21 points for the Bears (5-6), Jarvis Garner had 18 points and seven rebounds and Daoude Berete scored 15 points.

The Bears committed 22 turnovers to the Colonels' 13. Nicholls State was 22 of 35 from the line, Central Arkansas 14 of 18.

The Colonels led 38-30 at the half and by as many as 10 points in the second. The only time the lead was less than four was when the Bears closed to 81-79 on Crawford's tip-in with 3 seconds left.

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Central Arkansas Bears
J. Garner, F347-174-672318
J. Harks, F163-31-22057
R. Crawford, G346-95-630321
D. McClure, G271-32-21345
O. Wells, G120-10-01010
R. Williams223-90-07337
D. Berete196-62-244215
A. Borden143-60-02126
L. Brown110-20-01010
T. Brown70-10-02020
Z. Padgett40-00-01010
Totals 29-5714-1836132779
 50.9%77.8% 
Nicholls State Colonels
F. Hunter, G347-134-663219
J. Smith, G347-112-453416
T. Carpenter, G295-94-410217
S. Rillieux, G293-59-1551415
D. Thomas, G191-61-22543
L. Smith-Hyde212-30-04025
A. Torres183-92-20318
P. Maciel100-20-00120
J. Horace60-20-23000
Totals 28-6022-3532162183
 46.7%62.9% 
Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Orleans5-110-7161
Sam Houston5-214-6141
SE Louisiana4-211-8262
SF Austin4-29-9269
Lamar3-311-8275
Nicholls St.3-310-9158
McNeese St.3-36-11244
C. Arkansas3-34-15251
Hou. Baptist3-47-10216
Texas A&M-CC2-49-8221
Incarn Word2-47-10316
Abil Chr.2-58-10328
Nwestern St.1-47-9321
 
Other games
MICH 94 Final
NW 66
COLO 83 Final
ARIZ 92
GONZ 78 Final
PEP 62