Scores

Final

Lamar 61

(14-18, 5-11 Southland)

Nicholls State 73

(11-18, 7-9 Southland)

    3:00 PM ET, March 6, 2010

    Stopher Gymnasium, Thibodaux, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    LAM 23 3861
    NICH 22 5173

    Top Performers

    Lamar: C. Harper 10 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Nicholls St: A. Bose 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl

    Nicholls St. 73, Lamar 61

    Associated Press

    THIBODAUX, La. -- Anatoly Bose scored 22 points to help Nicholls State defeat Lamar 73-61 on Saturday and clinch the eighth and final berth in the Southland Conference tournament.

    The Colonels (11-18, 7-9) will face top seed Sam Houston State in the first round Wednesday in Katy, Texas.

    Lamar (14-18, 5-11) ended the season with its seventh consecutive loss.

    Nicholls State trailed 23-22 at halftime but outscored the Cardinals 12-2 in the opening 4:49 of the second half.

    Lamar got back within two, 51-49, at the 7-minute mark, but the Colonels regained control down the stretch, taking a 65-56 lead when Bose hit a 3-pointer with a hand in his face with 1:24 left.

    Fred Hunter scored 17 points and Chris Iles had 13 points and five assists for the Colonels.

    Justin Nabors scored 14 points and Kendrick Harris added 13 to lead Lamar.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LAM
    NICH
    Points 61 73
    FG Made-Attempted 21-47 (.447) 23-45 (.511)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-11 (.182) 4-16 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-27 (.630) 23-31 (.742)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 12

    2009-10 Season

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