Northwestern State vs Nicholls State

Northwestern St. 84, Nicholls 79

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THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Brison White scored 15 points off the bench as Northwestern State overcame a 13-point, second-half deficit and defeated Nicholls State 84-79 Saturday.

The win gives Northwestern State (18-6, 12-2 Southland Conference) its first eight-game winning streak since 2005-06. With Stephen F. Austin's loss to Southeastern Louisiana, the Demons jumped into a tie for first place.

Northwestern State trailed 36-27 at halftime and 49-36 with 14:58 to play. The Demons went on a 17-4 run and trailed 53-52 with 8:03 remaining, then took the lead on Gary Stewart's layup for a 64-63 edge at 5:14.

Nicholls State (6-17, 5-8) tied the game three times in the remaining minutes, including twice via 3-pointers from Linden Smith-Hyde.

Northwestern State's Jalan West snapped the final tie with a layup with 1:19 left for a decisive 78-76 advantage.

Fred Hunter scored 24 and Dantrell Thomas added 22 for Nicholls State, which has lost five straight.

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Scoreboard
Northwestern State (18-6) «275784
Nicholls State (6-17)364379

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Northwestern State Demons
G. Stewart, F151-31-21113
P. Robinson, F132-20-02035
O. Evans, C205-63-440213
M. Frazier, C151-30-02022
S. Davis, G223-112-21128
G. Roberson245-61-230211
B. White244-87-812115
J. Hulbin232-82-25026
J. West223-72-24148
D. Hicks175-63-534413
D. Harris40-00-00030
M. Killian10-00-00000
Totals 31-6021-273292684
 51.7%77.8% 
Nicholls State Colonels
J. Horace, F334-51-16139
F. Hunter, G348-168-10102424
D. Thomas, G348-185-681222
L. Smith-Hyde, G333-90-07218
A. Torres, G201-72-22254
P. Maciel220-32-22222
J. Smith223-64-430310
S. Bailey10-00-00000
T. Julien10-00-00020
Totals 27-6422-2539102279
 42.2%88% 
Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SF Austin0-09-1107
Lamar0-08-180
Abil Chr.0-07-3245
SE Louisiana0-06-4178
Incarn Word0-04-3252
C. Arkansas0-06-5231
Sam Houston0-05-5234
Nicholls St.0-04-5172
Nwestern St.0-03-5285
McNeese St.0-03-6333
Hou. Baptist0-03-7305
New Orleans0-02-6259
Texas A&M-CC0-02-6341
 
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