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Final OT

Nicholls State 66

(15-10, 8-4 Southland)

Texas State 71

(12-13, 5-7 Sun Belt)

    5:05 PM ET, February 21, 2009

    Strahan Coliseum, San Marcos, Texas

    1 2 OT T
    NICH 24 36 666
    TXST 23 37 1171

    Top Performers

    Nicholls St: R. Bathie 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Texas State: C. Jefferson 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Blk

    Texas St. 71, Nicholls St. 66

    Associated Press

    SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Ryan White made four consecutive free throws in overtime and Corey Jefferson scored a career high 22 points as Texas State beat Nicholls State 71-66 on Saturday.

    The Bobcats (12-13, 5-7 Southland) trailed 58-54 with 2:05 to play but closed the gap, thanks to a key 3-pointer by Jefferson. Brent Benson's 3-pointer with just 13 seconds left in regulation sent the game to OT.

    Texas State scored the first six points of overtime, but the Colonels battled back. Anatoly Bose, who had 21 points, hit a 3-pointer for Nicholls, but White assured the win with his four straight free shots.

    Brandon Bush scored 16 points for Texas State, and White had 12.

    Ryan Bathie had 21 for Nicholls (15-10, 8-4), and Kellen Carter scored 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NICH
    TXST
    Points 66 71
    FG Made-Attempted 24-48 (.500) 22-43 (.512)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-24 (.333) 7-18 (.389)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-17 (.588) 20-31 (.645)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 6

    2008-09 Season

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