Scores

Final

Nicholls State 56

(8-18, 7-8 Southland)

Sam Houston 53

(14-14, 7-8 Southland)

    8:45 PM ET, February 28, 2013

    1 2 T
    NICH 17 3956
    SHSU 20 3353

    Top Performers

    Nicholls St: D. Thomas 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Sam Houston St: J. Thomas 17 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Nicholls 56, Sam Houston St. 53

    Associated Press

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Dantrell Thomas scored 22 points, including seven in the final minute, as Nicholls State defeated Sam Houston State 56-53 Thursday night.

    The Colonels (8-18, 7-8 Southland) trailed 51-49 before Thomas connected on a 3-pointer with 44 seconds left. After a missed shot on the other end, Sam Houston State (14-14, 7-8) was forced to foul and Thomas hit four straight free throws in the final 15 seconds to secure the victory.

    Fred Hunter added 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Colonels, who overcame 18 turnovers by shooting 49 percent from the field.

    James Thomas led Sam Houston State with 17 points and 10 rebounds. The Bearkats shot just 35 percent, including 4 for 15 on 3-point attempts, en route to their third straight loss.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NICH
    SHSU
    Points 56 53
    FG Made-Attempted 18-37 (.486) 18-51 (.353)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-27 (.519) 13-18 (.722)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 4

    2012-13 Season

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