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Final

McNeese State 66

(12-7, 4-2 Southland)

Nicholls State 65

(9-8, 3-3 Southland)

    8:00 PM ET, January 26, 2011

    David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    MCNS 36 3066
    NICH 34 3165

    Top Performers

    McNeese State: P. Alawoya 17 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Stl

    Nicholls State: A. Bose 21 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast

    McNeese St. 66, Nicholls 65

    Associated Press

    THIBODAUX, La. -- Dontae Cannon nailed a jumper with 3 seconds on the clock to lift McNeese State past Nicholls State 66-65 on Wednesday night.

    The Cowboys (12-7, 4-2 Southland Conference) trailed 65-64 after a jumpshot by Anatoly Bose 15 seconds earlier. Cannon drove from halfcourt, stopped at the free-throw line and knocked down the game-winner over two Nicholls State defenders.

    P.J. Alawoya led McNeese State with 17 points and 13 rebounds, earning his eighth double-double of the season. Patrick Richard added 15 points and Stephan Martin 11.

    The Cowboys shot 51.7 percent in the opening half (15 of 29) to take a 36-34 halftime lead. The teams were tied on 11 occasions and exchanged the lead 18 times.

    Bose finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Colonels (9-8, 3-3), who were 22 of 49 from the floor (44.9 percent), including 12 of 25 from beyond the arc (48 percent).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MCNS
    NICH
    Points 66 65
    FG Made-Attempted 22-46 (.478) 22-49 (.449)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 12-25 (.480)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-23 (.739) 9-14 (.643)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 5

    2010-11 Season

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