McNeese State vs Nicholls State

McNeese St. 62, Nicholls 59

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KATY, Texas (AP) - Dontae Cannon scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket with 24 seconds remaining, and McNeese State defeated Nicholls State 62-59 in the opening round of the Southland Conference tournament on Wednesday.

The eighth-seeded Cowboys (14-16) will play fourth-seeded Southeastern Louisiana in the second round on Thursday.

Cannon also made a pair of free throws with 4 seconds to play, and fifth seed Nicholls missed a chance to tie it at the end.

Kevin Hardy had 11 points and eight rebounds for McNeese State.

Fred Hunter led the Colonels (9-21) with 21 points and 14 rebounds. T.J. Carpenter scored 14 and Dantrell Thomas had 10 points for Nicholls.

The teams also met four days ago in Thibodaux, La., with McNeese State winning 92-89 in double overtime. Desharick Guidry, who had 34 points in that game, was held to seven on Wednesday. Hunter scored 32 on Saturday for the Colonels.

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Scoreboard
McNeese State (14-16) «283462
Nicholls State (9-21)332659

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McNeese State Cowboys
D. Guidry, F252-63-67047
C. McFerrin, C141-11-14353
K. Hardy, G403-115-582311
D. Cannon, G389-173-561123
J. Mitchell, G364-100-02229
A. Lewis221-50-08042
A. Fields183-41-21007
P. Kpan30-00-00000
J. Wells20-00-00000
K. Garrett10-10-00000
B. Regis10-10-00000
Totals 23-5613-193981962
 41.1%68.4% 
Nicholls State Colonels
F. Hunter, G387-187-13142221
T. Carpenter, G344-103-570314
S. Rillieux, G331-13-40525
D. Thomas, G283-124-442310
L. Smith-Hyde, G222-50-02235
J. Smith171-20-04112
P. Maciel140-20-02110
A. Torres90-20-00000
J. Horace51-20-04102
Totals 19-5417-2638141559
 35.2%65.4% 
Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SF Austin0-09-1110
Lamar0-08-186
Abil Chr.0-07-3252
Incarn Word0-04-3230
SE Louisiana0-05-4170
C. Arkansas0-06-5232
Sam Houston0-05-5217
Nicholls St.0-04-5159
McNeese St.0-03-5295
Nwestern St.0-03-5281
Hou. Baptist0-03-7315
New Orleans0-02-6253
Texas A&M-CC0-02-6341
 
Other games
SETON 63 Final
SYR 75
WYO 46 Final
NMEX 59
RUT 61 Final
ND 69