Stephen F. Austin vs Nicholls State

Stephen F. Austin 63, Nicholls 51


THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Taylor Smith scored 17 points as Stephen F. Austin won its fifth straight and 11th in its past 12 games, defeating Southland Conference foe Nicholls State 63-51 Thursday night.

Smith hit 8 of 10 from the field and added six rebounds and four blocks. Desmond Haymon scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, while Antonio Bostic added 12 points for the Lumberjacks (21-2, 12-1).

Fred Hunter hit 10 free throws in 13 attempts en route to 20 points for the Colonels (6-16, 5-7), and has now scored 20 or more in four straight games.

Nicholls State made just 44.4 percent (16 of 36) from the field and 1 of 8 from 3-point range.

Stephen F. Austin countered by shooting 53.3 percent (24 of 45), including 6 of 12 from 3-point range, and had 15 assists to the Colonels' eight.

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Stephen F. Austin (21-2) «392463
Nicholls State (6-16)272451

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Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
T. Smith, F368-101-262417
J. Parker, F211-33-35045
D. Haymon, G386-90-041115
A. Bostic, G354-103-302312
H. Bateman, G301-62-21824
T. Walkup162-20-04044
T. Pinkney81-10-00223
D. Walker50-10-00010
I. Asortse40-00-00010
R. Baxter Jr.20-00-00000
J. Bright20-10-01000
J. Harrison21-20-00013
N. Gajic10-00-00000
Totals 24-459-1025152363
Nicholls State Colonels
J. Horace, F323-54-660310
F. Hunter, G365-1010-1361320
D. Thomas, G343-70-01026
S. Rillieux, G301-41-20323
L. Smith-Hyde, G181-20-00003
A. Torres233-62-22118
P. Maciel150-10-02320
J. Smith110-11-30001
T. Julien10-00-00000
Totals 16-3618-262181351
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Hou. Baptist12-617-14176
SF Austin12-618-15203
Sam Houston10-821-13195
SE Louisiana9-916-16249
Nicholls St.7-1114-17253
Abil Chr.7-1113-16289
Nwestern St.7-1113-16306
Incarn Word7-1112-17303
C. Arkansas7-118-24311
McNeese St.4-147-22315
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