Scores

Final

Houston Baptist 64

(4-13, 1-4 Southland)

Nicholls State 66

(7-7, 4-1 Southland)

8:30 PM ET, January 16, 2014

David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana

1 2 T
HBU 29 3564
NICH 33 3366

Top Performers

Houston Baptist: R. Lewis 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

Nicholls State: S. McBeath 8 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

MacBeath, Nicholls St. beat Houston Baptist 66-64

Associated Press

THIBODAUX, La. -- Pedro Maciel found Sam MacBeath for a layup with 2 seconds to play and Nicholls State escaped with a 66-64 win over Houston Baptist Thursday night.

Luke Doyle hit a 3-pointer with 11:26 to play, giving Nicholls State (7-7, 4-1 Southland Conference) a 52-38 lead. HBU, however, used a 13-1 run over the next 4:35 to trim its deficit to two.

Alex Fountain scored five straight points, giving Houston Baptist (4-13, 1-4) its first lead with just over 6 minutes to play, but the Huskies made just 2 of 6 field goals and committed four turnovers down the stretch.

Rob Lewis hit two free throws with 24 seconds left to pull HBU within 64-62. Cody Joyce's steal a couple seconds later set up a Tyler Russell layup which tied the game with 13 seconds to go.

MacBeath then made the game-winner.

T.J. Carpenter scored 13 points in the win.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HBU
NICH
Points 64 66
FG Made-Attempted 22-43 (.512) 23-58 (.397)
3P Made-Attempted 1-8 (.125) 7-24 (.292)
FT Made-Attempted 19-22 (.864) 13-18 (.722)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 23 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 16, 2014 @NICH 66, HBU 64Recap
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