Scores

Final

Cent Arkansas 67

(5-15, 2-7 Southland)

Nicholls State 78

(10-8, 7-2 Southland)

    4:30 PM ET, February 1, 2014

    David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    CARK 32 3567
    NICH 34 4478

    Top Performers

    Central Arkansas: L. Miles 22 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Nicholls St: D. Thomas 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 5 Ast

    Nicholls State shuts down Central Arkansas 78-67

    Associated Press

    THIBODAUX, La. -- Sam McBeath scored 20 points and Dantrell Thomas added 19 with 10 rebounds and five assists as Nicholls State defeated Central Arkansas 78-67 Saturday.

    The Colonels (10-8, 7-2 Southland Conference) shot 51 percent from the field and were 21 of 23 from the foul line. Jeremy Smith finished with 16 points.

    Central Arkansas (5-15, 2-7) shot 43.4 percent and was led by LeQuentin Miles with 22 points and eight rebounds. DeShone McClure chipped in 15 points.

    Nursing a three-point lead in the second half, McBeath sank a 3-pointer and Smith converted a three-point play to make it 62-53 at the midway mark. The Bears surged back within two after a McClure layup, making it 66-64 with 4:17 left.

    Nicholls State rolled from there, closing the game on a 12-3 run. Central Arkansas finished cold, missing five field goal attempts and three free throws in the final four minutes.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CARK
    NICH
    Points 67 78
    FG Made-Attempted 23-53 (.434) 26-51 (.510)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 5-11 (.455)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-28 (.571) 21-23 (.913)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

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