Sam Houston State vs Nicholls State

Nicholls 70, Sam Houston St. 67

  •  

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Dantrell Thomas scored 15 points and Nicholls State held off Sam Houston State in overtime for a 70-67 win on Saturday.

Thomas, who made all seven of his free throw attempts, tied the game at 60-all on a three-point play with 22 seconds left in regulation, sending the contest into overtime.

In OT, the Colonels went on an 8-0 run that was capped by Jeremy Smith's two free throws to claim a 68-63 lead with 1:47 left. Sam Houston cut the deficit to one point on James Thomas' free throw with 45 seconds remaining.

But Nicholls State (6-12, 5-3 Southland Conference) held the Bearkats scoreless the rest of the way. Thomas made two free throws with 13 seconds left, giving the Colonels enough cushion for the victory.

Amin Torres scored 12 points and T.J. Carpenter added 11 for Nicholls State.

DeMarcus Gatlin had 12 points for Sam Houston (11-9, 4-4).

Copyright 2016 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Scoreboard
Sam Houston State (11-9)4020767
Nicholls State (6-12) «28321070

Related Video

 

CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike White Villanova Wildcats 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

Villanova Wildcats 2016 National Champs
Get the Locker Room Gear!
Shop Now

Sam Houston State Bearkats
J. Thomas, F344-61-510029
M. Holyfield, C80-00-00030
D. Gatson, G333-80-04429
P. Baxter, G314-121-22329
D. Gatlin, G283-115-841412
M. McKinney261-42-47035
A. Harwell202-40-02225
T. Motley181-40-04022
W. Bond132-73-32019
N. Mason92-40-03036
J. McKay50-11-20001
Totals 22-6113-2440102467
 36.1%54.2% 
Nicholls State Colonels
D. Thomas, G424-147-791415
J. Smith, G413-73-42119
S. Rillieux, G342-30-13425
F. Hunter, G253-82-45258
L. Smith-Hyde, G101-10-12123
T. Carpenter384-80-132411
J. Horace212-33-47007
A. Torres143-54-400112
Totals 22-4919-2639111970
 44.9%73.1% 
Southland
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
 
Other games
SYR 71 Final
NOVA 75
OHST 65 Final
PSU 51
ND 73 Final
USF 65
LOU 51 Final
GTOWN 53
MD 64 Final
DUKE 84
KSU 67 Final
IAST 73
MINN 44 Final
WISC 45
OKLA 54 Final
KAN 67
NMEX 34 Final
SDSU 55
VANDY 59 Final
MIZZ 81
TEMP 71 Final
BUTL 83
USC 50 Final
ARIZ 74
UNC 83 Final
NCST 91
WASH 76 Final
ORE 81
SF 52 Final
GONZ 66
MISS 63 Final
AUB 61
FLA 82 Final
MSST 47
LAS 69 Final
VCU 61
BRAD 39 Final
WICH 73