Nicholls State vs Southeastern Louisiana

SE Louisiana 70, Nicholls 65

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HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Brandon Fortenberry scored 21 points, Roosevelt Johnson had 14 points and 14 rebounds and Southeastern Louisiana held off Nicholls State 70-65 in a Southland Conference game on Saturday.

The Lions (5-9, 3-1) have won four of their past five games.

Fred Hunter had 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Nicholls State (3-11, 2-2), and Jeremy Smith scored 19 and Dantrell Thomas 14.

Southeastern led by as many as 12 points in the second half at 45-33 with 14:38 to go on Johnson's two free throws, but Nicholls State gradually pulled to 56-50 with 5:38 left on Hunter's jumper.

Johnson hit two free-throws for a 62-52 lead at 3:23, but the Colonels closed to 64-63 on Thomas' six straight points ending at 1:02.

Antonnio Benton hit a jumper and Fortenberry made two free throws for a 68-63 Lions lead at 26 seconds, and Southeastern held on.

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Nicholls State Colonels
F. Hunter, F387-108-11133422
S. Rillieux, G371-65-62527
J. Smith, G379-141-150319
D. Thomas, G216-131-234414
T. Carpenter, G180-40-02040
J. Horace161-21-22023
L. Smith-Hyde140-10-01000
A. Torres120-40-00020
P. Maciel70-00-00110
Totals 24-5416-2233132265
 44.4%72.7% 
Southeastern Louisiana Lions
A. Benton, F354-60-08048
R. Johnson, F333-98-9140414
B. Fortenberry, G386-137-912121
D. Evans, G293-61-20317
J. Campbell, G221-40-01222
J. Ricard192-54-42128
T. Nelson132-50-20026
R. Woods60-12-24102
J. Petrovcic31-10-00012
J. James20-00-00000
Totals 22-5022-283191770
 44%78.6% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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Hou. Baptist9-614-12205
Lamar8-716-12234
SE Louisiana8-815-14258
C. Arkansas7-98-21283
Nicholls St.6-913-15265
Abil Chr.6-912-14295
Incarn Word6-1011-16305
Nwestern St.4-1110-16329
McNeese St.4-117-19303
 
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