Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs Nicholls State

Nicholls 69, Texas A&,M-CC 62

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THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Fred Hunter scored 12 of his 19 points in the first half as Nicholls State pulled away from Texas A&M Corpus Christi for a 69-62 Southland Conference win Thursday night.

Hunter scored eight straight points, including back-to-back 3-pointers, to give the Colonels (5-12, 4-3) an 11-8 lead at the 14:41 mark.

Nicholls State held the Islanders to only two points for a 9 1/2-minute stretch en route to a 31-22 halftime advantage.

After the Colonels expanded their cushion to 17 points, Texas A&M Corpus Christi pulled within six, at 55-49, on Jelani Currie's layup with 5:50 left, but could get no closer.

Nicholls State outscored Texas A&M Corpus Christi 40-18 in the paint, but was outrebounded 36-29.

Dantrell Thomas added 15 points and Jeremy Smith 11 for the Colonels.

Johnathan Jordan scored 18 points and Will Nelson had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Islanders (2-15, 1-6).

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Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders
D. Francis, F310-40-05130
W. Nelson, F265-113-4110415
J. Jordan, G374-1010-1245118
H. Ali, G333-92-31118
J. King, G271-52-42045
C. Martinez182-42-21007
B. Pye101-32-20035
J. Currie91-10-01012
K. Dvorak71-10-14142
Z. Knowles20-10-01040
Totals 18-4921-283682562
 36.7%75% 
Nicholls State Colonels
J. Smith, G364-73-430411
S. Rillieux, G343-51-43447
F. Hunter, G308-101-243419
P. Maciel, G222-40-00245
L. Smith-Hyde, G191-40-03032
D. Thomas314-137-952115
J. Horace132-31-24015
A. Torres111-42-41045
Z. West40-00-00020
Totals 25-5015-2529112769
 50%60% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SF Austin18-028-661
Texas A&M-CC15-325-885
Incarn Word12-617-12163
Sam Houston12-618-16178
Hou. Baptist10-817-17225
SE Louisiana9-912-21331
Abil Chr.8-1013-18321
McNeese St.7-119-20341
New Orleans6-1210-20343
Nicholls St.6-1211-23313
C. Arkansas6-127-21338
Nwestern St.5-138-20344
Lamar3-1511-19336
 
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