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 State: 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)

2013-14 Season

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