Nicholls State vs McNeese State

Nicholls 64, McNeese St. 63

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Dantrell Thomas scored 24 points to help Nicholls State hold off McNeese State 64-63 Monday night in Southland Conference play.

Fred Hunter tallied his third double-double of the season with 12 points and 13 rebounds while T.J. Carpenter added 11 points and five rebounds for Nicholls State, which led 38-22 at halftime.

Dontae Cannon led McNeese State (6-7, 0-3) with 18 points, Ledrick Eackles had 13 and Desharick Guidry chipped in 10.

McNeese State opened the second half on a 27-9 run and took its first lead of the game, 49-47, behind a Cannon layup. McNeese State extended their lead to 56-49 with 6:38 remaining but Nicholls State (3-10, 2-1) outscored the Cowboys 15-7 the rest of the way.

Nicholls State, which has won two of its last three games after losing seven straight, held a 41-32 rebounding advantage - including 17 on the offensive end.

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Nicholls State (3-10) «382664
McNeese State (6-7)224163
 

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Nicholls State Colonels
J. Horace, F31-41-22003
D. Thomas, G369-175-662324
J. Smith, G351-62-26234
T. Carpenter, G343-103-450311
S. Rillieux, G321-32-22434
F. Hunter374-123-7132112
A. Torres110-00-02200
L. Smith-Hyde92-20-02046
P. Maciel30-00-00000
Totals 21-5416-2341121764
 38.9%69.6% 
McNeese State Cowboys
D. Guidry, F233-64-430510
C. McFerrin, C334-80-010048
D. Cannon, G365-116-632118
K. Hardy, G313-111-55337
J. Mitchell, G292-40-02135
A. Fields161-40-01112
L. Eackles154-73-421213
A. Lewis80-10-02000
J. Wells60-10-00000
S. Johnson30-10-00100
Totals 22-5414-193291963
 40.7%73.7% 
Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
SF Austin18-032-3
Texas A&M-CC14-418-16
Sam Houston13-524-11
Nwestern St.12-617-14
Incarn Word9-521-6
Oral Roberts11-817-16
Nicholls St.11-814-15
McNeese St.9-1011-20
New Orleans8-1011-15
SE Louisiana7-1212-18
C. Arkansas5-138-21
Lamar3-154-26
Abilene Christian2-1211-20
Hou. Baptist2-166-25
 
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