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Final

SF Austin 63

(21-2, 12-1 Southland)

Nicholls State 51

(6-16, 5-7 Southland)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    9:00 PM ET, February 14, 2013

    David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    SFA 39 2463
    NICH 27 2451

    Top Performers

    Stephen F. Austin: T. Smith 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 Blk

    Nicholls State: F. Hunter 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Stephen F. Austin 63, Nicholls 51

    Associated Press

    THIBODAUX, La. -- Taylor Smith scored 17 points as Stephen F. Austin won its fifth straight and 11th in its past 12 games, defeating Southland Conference foe Nicholls State 63-51 Thursday night.

    Smith hit 8 of 10 from the field and added six rebounds and four blocks. Desmond Haymon scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, while Antonio Bostic added 12 points for the Lumberjacks (21-2, 12-1).

    Fred Hunter hit 10 free throws in 13 attempts en route to 20 points for the Colonels (6-16, 5-7), and has now scored 20 or more in four straight games.

    Nicholls State made just 44.4 percent (16 of 36) from the field and 1 of 8 from 3-point range.

    Stephen F. Austin countered by shooting 53.3 percent (24 of 45), including 6 of 12 from 3-point range, and had 15 assists to the Colonels' eight.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SFA
    NICH
    Points 63 51
    FG Made-Attempted 24-45 (.533) 16-36 (.444)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-12 (.500) 1-8 (.125)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-10 (.900) 18-26 (.692)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 20 0

    2012-13 Season

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