Scores

Final

McNeese State 63

(6-5, 0-1 Southland)

Northwestern St 78

(7-4, 1-0 Southland)

8:30 PM ET, January 3, 2013

Prather Coliseum, Natchitoches, Louisiana

1 2 T
MCNS 31 3263
NWST 43 3578

Top Performers

McNeese State: K. Hardy 13 Pts, 13 Reb, 5 Ast, 4 Stl, 3 Blk

Northwestern State: B. White 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Northwestern St. 78, McNeese St. 63

Associated Press

NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Brison White scored a career-high 20 points to lead Northwestern State past McNeese State 78-63 Thursday in the Southland Conference opener for both teams.

DeQuan Hicks had 14 points and eight rebounds, and Jalan West added 10 points for Northwestern State (7-4).

Northwestern State shot 60 percent (18 for 30) in the first half and held McNeese State to 36.1 percent (13 for 36) in the period to take a 43-31 lead into halftime.

McNeese State got within one-point in the second half, 46-45, on Dontae Cannon's free-throw at the 15:12 mark, but Northwestern responded with a 24-10 run to take a 70-55 lead with 4:12 left to play.

Northwestern State held McNeese State (6-5) to 35.1 percent (13 for 37) shooting in the second half.

James Hulbin had a career-best four blocks to help the Demons match a season-high with 10 blocks.

Cannon led the Cowboys with 15 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MCNS
NWST
Points 63 78
FG Made-Attempted 26-73 (.356) 32-64 (.500)
3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 4-12 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 7-16 (.438) 10-14 (.714)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 1 18

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 3, 2013 @NWST 78, MCNS 63Recap
Feb 3, 2013 NWST 86, @MCNS 74Recap