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Final

Texas State 75

(14-16, 7-9 Sun Belt)

Nicholls State 80

(20-10, 12-4 Southland)

    1:00 PM ET, March 12, 2009

    Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas

    1 2 T
    TXST 34 4175
    NICH 26 5480

    Top Performers

    Texas State: B. Bush 20 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast

    Nicholls State: R. Bathie 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Nicholls St. 80, Texas St. 75

    Associated Press

    KATY, Texas -- Ryan Bathie scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half and Nicholls State rallied for an 80-75 victory against Texas State in the first round of the Southland Conference tournament Thursday.

    Bathie scored eight points the first four minutes of the second half to help bring the Colonels (20-10) back from a 34-26 halftime deficit. They took their first lead of the half on a 15-foot jumper by Chris Iles with 10:24 to play.

    The game started slowly, with the Bobcats (14-16) holding a 3-2 lead at the 16-minute mark. Then the action completely stopped when the lights went out at the Merrell Center. Officials resumed play with partial lighting after two brief delays, then it took another 10 minutes for full lighting to return.

    Brandon Bush led Texas State with 20 points, 13 of those in coming in the first half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TXST
    NICH
    Points 75 80
    FG Made-Attempted 23-59 (.390) 20-41 (.488)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-25 (.280) 5-17 (.294)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-28 (.786) 35-43 (.814)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 32 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 8

    2008-09 Season

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