Scores

Final

Nicholls State 76

(8-22, 7-9 Southland)

McNeese State 77

(14-16, 9-7 Southland)

    4:00 PM ET, March 3, 2007

    Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    NICH 35 4176
    MCNS 41 3677

    Top Performers

    Nicholls State: S. Blaszczynski 33 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    McNeese State: T. Aaron 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

    McNeese St. 77, Nicholls St. 76

    Associated Press

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) -- Troy Aaron had 24 points, including five of seven 3-point shots, and John Pichon had 17 rebounds as McNeese State beat Nicholls State 77-76 on Saturday.

    Stefan Blaszczynski, whose 33 points included Nicholls' last five, missed an off-balance shot at the end of the game. Gil Verner added 15 points, Ryan Bathie 11 and Adonis Gray 10 for the Colonels (14-16, 7-9).

    Nicholls State took a 7-1 early lead, but McNeese (14-16, 9-7 Southland) led 41-35 at halftime and led by as many as nine points in the second half. The Colonels cut the lead to one point five times, and tied the game at 66-66.

    Jarvis Bradley had 19 points for McNeese, and John Ford had 18. Ford and Aaron each had five of the Cowboys' 18 assists. Pichon's rebounding led the Cowboys to a 42-28 lead in that category.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NICH
    MCNS
    Points 76 77
    FG Made-Attempted 27-60 (.450) 31-64 (.484)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-24 (.333) 9-20 (.450)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-15 (.933) 6-13 (.462)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 6

    2006-07 Season

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