Scores

Final

Nicholls State 66

(10-12, 7-6 Southland)

SE Louisiana 71

(11-13, 6-7 Southland)

6:00 PM ET, February 15, 2014

University Center, Hammond, Louisiana

1 2 T
NICH 27 3966
SELA 35 3671

Top Performers

Nicholls State: D. Thomas 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Southeastern Louisiana: O. Ochie 13 Pts, 7 Reb

SE Louisiana hangs on to beat Nicholls State 71-66

Associated Press

HAMMOND, La. -- Onochie Ochie had 13 points and seven rebounds on Saturday to lead Southeast Louisiana over Nicholls State 71-66.

Ochie made back-to-back baskets to extend SE Louisiana's lead to 52-47 lead with 8:27 left. The Lions (11-13, 6-7 Southland Conference) made only one field goal the rest of the way but connected on 15 of its last 18 free throw attempts to hang on for the win.

Dre Evans and JaMichael Hawkins each scored 12, and Julian Chiera 11.

Nicholls State (10-12, 7-6) fought back as Sam McBeath made two 3s in the final minute to pull the Colonels within 68-66 with 9 seconds left. But Evans made 3 of 4 free throws from there and SE Louisiana held on for the win.

Jeremy Smith had 16 points and Dantrell Thomas had 15 to lead Nicholls State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NICH
SELA
Points 66 71
FG Made-Attempted 24-56 (.429) 17-33 (.515)
3P Made-Attempted 9-28 (.321) 4-9 (.444)
FT Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 33-43 (.767)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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