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Kennedy lifts McNeese St. past Nicholls St. 84-75

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) Shamarkus Kennedy had 27 points as McNeese State beat Nicholls State 84-75 on Wednesday night. James Harvey added 22 points for the Cowboys.

Kennedy shot 9 for 11 from the floor and converted 9 of 11 free throws. He added seven rebounds and three blocks. Harvey also had six rebounds for the Cowboys.

Jarren Greenwood had 16 points for McNeese State (9-19, 5-10 Southland Conference), which broke its five-game road losing streak. Will Robinson added 14 points and seven rebounds.

The Cowboys were in trouble after the first half, heading to the locker room at halftime trailing 36-26. But the visitors mounted a second-half rally to get back in it and ultimately earn the 9-point victory. The Cowboys' 58 second-half points marked a season high for the team.

Jeremiah Jefferson had 26 points for the Colonels (12-16, 5-10). Gavin Peppers added 15 points. Kevin Johnson had 14 points.

The Cowboys improve to 2-0 against the Colonels this season. McNeese State defeated Nicholls State 86-75 on Jan. 16. McNeese State takes on Houston Baptist on the road on Saturday. Nicholls State takes on New Orleans at home on Saturday.

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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 McNeese State 9-19 265884
home team logo Nicholls State 12-16 363975
Team Stats
away team logo McNeese State 9-19 69.3 PPG 36.9 RPG 13.8 APG
home team logo Nicholls State 12-16 72.9 PPG 36.5 RPG 13.8 APG
Key Players
22
R. Brown 14.5 PPG 9.5 RPG 1.5 APG 53.2 FG%
15
J. Jefferson 17.2 PPG 2.9 RPG 2.0 APG 43.4 FG%
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