McNeese State vs Nicholls State

McNeese St. 60, Nicholls 56

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - In a game in which neither team attempted a free throw in the first half, McNeese State edged Nicholls State 60-56 Wednesday night in Southland Conference play.

The Cowboys (8-10, 4-2) got 12 points from Craig McFerrin and 11 apiece from Dontae Cannon and Jeremie Mitchell. But they had a decisive edge in field goal shooting and inside.

Down 31-28 at halftime, Nicholls State (5-14, 1-6) hit 12 of 13 foul shots after intermission while the Cowboys (8-10, 4-2) were 7 for 12 at the stripe. McNeese State outshot Nicholls State - which got 16 points from Trevon Lewis - from the field.

The Cowboys made 24 of 58 field goal attempts, 5 of 16 3-pointers. Nicholls State was just 19 for 57 from the floor while making 6 of 22 3's.

McNeese State had a 32-22 advantage on points in the paint, outrebounding Nicholls State 37-31.

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Scoreboard
McNeese State (8-10) «312960
Nicholls State (5-14)282856

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McNeese State Cowboys
D. Richard, F50-10-21000
R. Turner, C233-52-49038
P. Richard, G404-111-35219
D. Cannon, G394-72-232111
J. Mitchell, G374-110-011311
C. McFerrin285-92-3111012
D. Guidry183-30-04056
A. Fields71-10-00013
K. Hardy30-00-00000
Totals 24-487-143761460
 50%50% 
Nicholls State Colonels
S. McBeath, F353-104-462213
S. Rillieux, G361-80-02402
B. Hammond, G331-60-00403
D. Thomas, G265-110-050511
L. Smith-Hyde, G201-52-26045
T. Lewis286-114-571316
J. Smith212-52-21036
C. Talkington10-10-01000
Totals 19-5712-1331111756
 33.3%92.3% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Nicholls St.6-112-8211
SF Austin5-116-3114
Sam Houston5-111-8249
SE Louisiana5-111-8192
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Abil Chr.4-312-8246
C. Arkansas4-310-10259
Lamar3-311-8277
McNeese St.3-36-10316
Texas A&M-CC1-54-12347
Incarn Word0-65-11342
Hou. Baptist0-64-15338
Nwestern St.0-63-14335
 
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