Scores

Final

Nicholls State 76

(1-5, 0-5 away)

New Orleans 79

(3-5, 3-3 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 12, 2012

    Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    NICH 36 4076
    UNO 41 3879

    Top Performers

    Nicholls St: F. Hunter 36 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    New Orleans: C. Dixon 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    New Orleans 79, Nicholls 76

    Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS -- Corey Blake led six players in double figures with 13 points as New Orleans held off Nicholls State 79-76 Wednesday night.

    Corey Dixon and Lovell Cook each had 12, Isaac Mack had 11 and Traddariu McPhearson and Eddie Denard added 10 apiece.

    New Orleans (3-5) led 41-36 at halftime and pushed its lead to 66-55 behind a Dixon layup with 8:33 left in the second half. Back-to-back 3-pointers from T.J. Carpenter cut the deficit to 66-63 and Fred Hunter scored six straight points for Nicholls State (1-5) to draw the Colonels within two, 77-75, with 30 seconds remaining.

    Hunter had the chance to tie the game at the free throw line with 29 seconds showing but made just 1 of 2 attempts. New Orleans made two free throws in the final 20 seconds while Nicholls State missed three attempts during the same span.

    Hunter finished with 36 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NICH
    UNO
    Points 76 79
    FG Made-Attempted 28-47 (.596) 30-54 (.556)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 7-12 (.583)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-26 (.615) 12-29 (.414)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 11

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