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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 St: 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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