Scores

Final OT

Nicholls State 74

(7-17, 2-7 Southland)

McNeese State 71

(8-12, 2-6 Southland)

4:00 PM ET, February 9, 2008

Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles, Louisiana

1 2 OT T
NICH 23 42 974
MCNS 29 36 671

Top Performers

Nicholls State: R. Bathie 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

McNeese State: D. Kapelan 24 Pts, 3 Reb

Nicholls St. 74, McNeese St. 71

Associated Press

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) -- Ryan Bathie scored 19 points to lead Nicholls State over McNeese State in overtime Saturday, 74-71.

McNeese (8-12, 2-6 SLC) scored 21 points off Nicholls' turnovers and had a slightly better shooting percentage from the field for the game. The team led, 29-23, at the half. But Nicholls (7-17, 2-7 SLC) hit 10 of its 15 3-pointers in the second half, outscoring McNeese 42-36, to send the game to overtime.

Nicholls capitalized on free throws in the extra period to get the win.

Justin Payne scored 14 points for Nicholls State; Anatoly Bose and Dominic Friend each added 12.

Diego Kapelan led McNeese with a game-high 24 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NICH
MCNS
Points 74 71
FG Made-Attempted 23-57 (.404) 26-61 (.426)
3P Made-Attempted 15-29 (.517) 9-23 (.391)
FT Made-Attempted 13-14 (.929) 10-17 (.588)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 9

2007-08 Season

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