Scores

Final OT

McNeese State 76

(11-16, 5-9 Southland)

Nicholls State 80

(17-10, 10-4 Southland)

    3:00 PM ET, February 28, 2009

    David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana

    1 2 OT T
    MCNS 22 44 1076
    NICH 30 36 1480

    Top Performers

    McNeese State: P. Richard 24 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Nicholls State: R. Bathie 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Nicholls St. 80, McNeese St. 76

    Associated Press

    THIBODAUX, La. -- Ryan Bathie and Justin Payne scored 19 points each and Nicholls State defeated McNeese State 80-76 in overtime on Saturday night.

    McNeese led by three in overtime with just under 1 minute remaining, but Nicholls State (7-10, 10-4 Southland Conference) scored seven straight points as Dominic Friend and Anatoly Bose hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Chris Iles hit a free throw.

    The Colonels, who were 4-for-4 from long range in overtime, were 53.3 percent on 3-pointers in the game (16 of 30).

    Bose tallied 16 points and Iles added 12 points and a career-high five assists for the Colonels.

    Nicholls State led 62-53 with under 4 minutes to play in regulation, before the Cowboys (11-16, 5-9) went on a 13-4 run, capped by a 3-pointer from Patrick Richard with 3 seconds to go to send the game to overtime.

    Richard led McNeese State with 24 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MCNS
    NICH
    Points 76 80
    FG Made-Attempted 31-53 (.585) 27-55 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 16-30 (.533)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-11 (.727) 10-19 (.526)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 15

    2008-09 Season

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