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Final

SE Louisiana 64

(12-18, 7-11 Southland)

Nicholls State 71

(14-14, 10-8 Southland)

    6:00 PM ET, March 12, 2014

    Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas

    1 2 T
    SELA 35 2964
    NICH 35 3671

    Top Performers

    SE Louisiana: A. Benton 10 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Nicholls St: D. Thomas 27 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl

    Nicholls rolls by SE Louisiana 71-64 in Southland

    Associated Press

    KATY, Texas -- Dantrell Thomas scored 27 points and had six assists as fifth-seeded Nicholls State beat its rival Southeastern Louisiana 71-64 in the first round of the Southland Conference tournament on Wednesday.

    Nicholls won its first conference tournament game since 2009 and will face No. 4 seed Northwestern State on Thursday.

    Thomas, averaging 15.7 points, made 7 of 12 field goals and 11 free throws for Nicholls State (14-14). T.J. Carpenter had 13 points and Liam Thomas grabbed 12 rebounds.

    Dantrell Thomas scored six points during an 8-0 Nicholls State run to push a one-point lead to 60-51 with 3:44 left. Jeffery Ricard scored six consecutive SE Louisiana points to get within 62-58, but the Lions would get no closer. Dantrell Thomas made four free throws in the final 30 seconds.

    Dre Evans scored 15 points for No. 8 seed SE Louisiana (12-18), while Antonnio Benton had 12 and nine rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SELA
    NICH
    Points 64 71
    FG Made-Attempted 21-53 (.396) 23-57 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 7-22 (.318)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-24 (.667) 18-26 (.692)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 22 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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