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Jefferson, Johnson lead Nicholls State to win

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jeremiah Jefferson scored 22 points, Kevin Johnson added 20 and Nicholls State defeated North Carolina Central 77-63 on Friday at the Emerald Coast Classic.

Nicholls State will play Western Michigan for the championship of the Visitors Bracket on Saturday while North Carolina Central plays Southern University for third place.

Jefferson was 9-of-17 shooting with four 3-pointers and six rebounds while Johnson was 9 of 16 with four assists. Elvis Harvey added 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting. The Colonels shot 51 percent.

The Colonels (3-4) led 37-31 at halftime after Johnson scored 12 points and Jefferson 11 with the team sinking six 3-pointers before the break.

Raasean Davis scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting and grabbed 16 rebounds for the Eagles (1-5). Randy Miller Jr. added 11 points, making half of his eight shots.

The Colonels built a 16-point lead with 8:55 remaining and Eagles didn't get closer than nine thereafter.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Nicholls St. 3-4 374077
home team logo NC Central 1-5 313263
Team Stats
away team logo Nicholls St. 3-4 72.9 PPG 36.5 RPG 13.8 APG
home team logo NC Central 1-5 71.4 PPG 40.6 RPG 15.5 APG
Key Players
15
J. Jefferson 17.2 PPG 2.9 RPG 2.0 APG 43.4 FG%
32
R. Davis 14.8 PPG 9.1 RPG 0.5 APG 64.5 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB