Scores

Final

Nicholls State 64

(6-6, 3-0 Southland)

Lamar 60

(1-14, 0-3 Southland)

8:40 PM ET, January 9, 2014

Montagne Center, Beaumont, Texas

1 2 T
NICH 34 3064
LAM 32 2860

Top Performers

Nicholls State: D. Thomas 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

Lamar: D. Ross 12 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Nicholls State beats Lamar 64-60

Associated Press

BEAUMONT, Texas -- Dantrell Thomas scored 15 points Thursday night and Nicholls State beat Lamar 64-60 for its third straight Southland Conference win.

Sam McBeath scored 14, Jeremy Smith 13, and the Colonels (6-6, 3-0) outshot Lamar (1-14, 0-3) 45.6 percent to 41.3 percent.

Lamar jumped to a 10-6 lead but Nicholls State went ahead 21-20 on a jumper by Shane Rillieux and led by as many as four until Nimrod Hilliard tied it a 32 on a free throw. Rillieux's layup just before the half ended gave Nicholls State a 34-32 lead.

The Colonels opened the second half with five quick points, but Lamar replied with six unanswered points and stayed close until 7:36, when a free throw by Thomas sparked a 7-1 run and Nicholls State held on.

Amos Wilson had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Lamar, Hilliard scored 13, Donovan Ross 12, Rhon Mitchell 11 and Anthony Holliday 10.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NICH
LAM
Points 64 60
FG Made-Attempted 26-57 (.456) 19-46 (.413)
3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 1-4 (.250)
FT Made-Attempted 7-14 (.500) 21-28 (.750)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 15 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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