Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs Nicholls State

Nicholls 65, Texas A&,M-CC 61

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THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Dantrell Thomas scored 23 points and Nicholls State went 6-for-6 from the foul line in the game's final 26 seconds to seal the Colonels' 65-61 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday night.

Thomas was the final of three Colonels players to hit 2 of 2 from the charity stripe in the final seconds, turning a 59-57 advantage into the final margin of victory.

Sam McBeath chipped in 18 points for the Colonels (6-15, 2-7 Southland Conference), who won for just the second time in their last 10 contests.

After overcoming an early deficit, Nicholls State stayed close to Texas A&M-CC for most of the game. But, with the Islanders leading 52-51 with 7 minutes left, Thomas scored six straight points, including knocking down a 3-pointer, to start an 8-1 run. The Colonels led the rest of the way.

Terence Jones led the Islanders (4-17, 3-6) with 18 points.

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Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (4-17)293261
Nicholls State (6-15) «323365

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Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders
M. Dempsey, F384-71-37209
C. Hawkins-Mast, F255-73-440313
J. Jordan, G371-24-63456
T. Jones, G316-112-221418
H. Ali, G291-40-03132
J. Pope-Didier141-20-02022
J. Kocher112-51-11225
J. Smith81-42-22104
K. Dvorak50-02-30002
N. Maxey20-00-00020
Totals 21-4215-2129112161
 50%71.4% 
Nicholls State Colonels
S. McBeath, F296-123-371518
D. Thomas, G308-143-631223
J. Smith, G243-43-43149
L. Smith-Hyde, G230-50-03020
S. Rillieux, G210-20-00120
B. Hammond302-54-57409
T. Lewis232-50-02024
C. Talkington131-40-00002
S. Bailey40-00-00100
B. Triggs30-00-00000
Totals 22-5113-182891765
 43.1%72.2% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank

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SF Austin12-618-15203
Sam Houston10-821-13195
Lamar10-819-15232
SE Louisiana9-916-16249
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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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