Scores

Final

Northwestern St 80

(9-7, 2-0 Southland)

Nicholls State 79

(4-11, 0-3 Southland)

7:30 PM ET, January 11, 2012

David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana

1 2 T
NWST 31 4980
NICH 45 3479

Top Performers

Northwestern State: W. Mosley 18 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 6 Blk

Nicholls State: T. Lewis 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk

Northwestern St. 80, Nicholls 79

Associated Press

THIBODAUX, La. -- Trailing 52-33 early in the second half, Northwestern State rallied behind William Mosley to overcome Nicholls State 80-79 Wednesday night in Southland Conference action.

The Demons (9-7, 2-0) overcame a 19-point deficit by outscoring Nicholls State 49-34 in the second half.

The Colonels (4-11, 0-3) got 16 points from Shane Rillieux and four other players scored in double figures. Trevon Lewis, Jeremy Smith and Sterling Bailey each scored 14 points while Bryan Hammond had 13.

Mosley scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds and six blocks. A 16-2 run early in the second half got Northwestern State within 57-55.

A 3-point basket by James Hurlbin with 4:05 left put Northwestern State ahead for good. It was the only trey Northwestern State hit in 11 attempts. The Demons hit 29 of 37 free throws, 7 of 8 in the final 1:52. Gary Stewart's pair with 9.5 seconds left clinched it.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NWST
NICH
Points 80 79
FG Made-Attempted 25-47 (.532) 28-62 (.452)
3P Made-Attempted 1-11 (.091) 11-27 (.407)
FT Made-Attempted 29-37 (.784) 12-18 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 27 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 15

2011-12 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 11, 2012 NWST 80, @NICH 79Recap
Feb 29, 2012 @NWST 92, NICH 61Recap