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Texas A&M-CC 69

(13-10, 7-1 Southland)

Nicholls State 68

(13-9, 6-3 Southland)

    4:00 PM ET, February 7, 2009

    Stopher Gymnasium, Thibodaux, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    AMCC 35 3469
    NICH 33 3568

    Top Performers

    Texas A&M-CC: J. Nelson 13 Pts, 5 Reb

    Nicholls St: F. Hunter 25 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Texas A&,M-Corpus Christi 69, Nicholls St. 68

    Associated Press

    THIBODAUX, La. -- Kevin Palmer scored five of his 10 points in the game's final 39 seconds, lifting Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to a 69-68 win over Nicholls State on Saturday.

    The teams traded leads throughout in a close game. Anatoly Bose hit a pair of free throws to put Nicholls State up 66-64 with 51 seconds remaining. Palmer answered with a 3-pointer on the Islanders' (13-10, 7-8 Southland Conference) next possession to put them up 67-66 12 seconds later.

    After Justin Payne made both of his free throws to put the Colonels (13-9, 6-3) up again with 17 seconds to play, Palmer hit two shots from the foul line with 3 seconds left to seal the win for the Islanders.

    Tim Green led the Islanders with 14 points.

    Fred Hunter paced the Colonels with 25 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AMCC
    NICH
    Points 69 68
    FG Made-Attempted 23-47 (.489) 22-45 (.489)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-19 (.421) 8-18 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-18 (.833) 16-23 (.696)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 5

    2008-09 Season

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