Scores

Final OT

Sam Houston 67

(11-9, 4-4 Southland)

Nicholls State 70

(6-12, 5-3 Southland)

5:15 PM ET, January 26, 2013

David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana

1 2 OT T
SHSU 40 20 767
NICH 28 32 1070

Top Performers

Sam Houston State: J. Thomas 9 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Blk

Nicholls State: D. Thomas 15 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Nicholls 70, Sam Houston St. 67

Associated Press

THIBODAUX, La. -- Dantrell Thomas scored 15 points and Nicholls State held off Sam Houston State in overtime for a 70-67 win on Saturday.

Thomas, who made all seven of his free throw attempts, tied the game at 60-all on a three-point play with 22 seconds left in regulation, sending the contest into overtime.

In OT, the Colonels went on an 8-0 run that was capped by Jeremy Smith's two free throws to claim a 68-63 lead with 1:47 left. Sam Houston cut the deficit to one point on James Thomas' free throw with 45 seconds remaining.

But Nicholls State (6-12, 5-3 Southland Conference) held the Bearkats scoreless the rest of the way. Thomas made two free throws with 13 seconds left, giving the Colonels enough cushion for the victory.

Amin Torres scored 12 points and T.J. Carpenter added 11 for Nicholls State.

DeMarcus Gatlin had 12 points for Sam Houston (11-9, 4-4).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHSU
NICH
Points 67 70
FG Made-Attempted 22-61 (.361) 22-49 (.449)
3P Made-Attempted 10-28 (.357) 7-17 (.412)
FT Made-Attempted 13-24 (.542) 19-26 (.731)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 18 5

2012-13 Season

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» Jan 26, 2013 @NICH 70, SHSU 67Recap
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