Scores

Final

McNeese State 59

(8-18, 6-8 Southland)

Nicholls State 68

(11-12, 8-6 Southland)

    4:30 PM ET, February 22, 2014

    David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    MCNS 27 3259
    NICH 35 3368

    Top Performers

    McNeese State: L. Eackles 23 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Nicholls State: T. Carpenter 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Nicholls rolls past McNeese State 68-59

    Associated Press

    THIBODAUX, La. -- T.J. Carpenter scored 19 points to lead Nicholls to a 68-59 win over McNeese State Saturday.

    Carpenter, who averages 8.9 points a game, made 4 of 9 3-point attempts.

    The Colonels had control throughout the game. They had a 35-27 lead at the half. McNeese State closed to 43-39 at the 11:46 mark but Amin Torres, who finished with nine points, made a layup and a 3-point jumper to extend the lead to nine. The Colonels had an 8-0 run to lead 59-45 with 5:30 remaining. Ledrick Eackles and Shaun Johnson both hit a 3-pointer in the final 1:20 of the game, but that was not enough to close the gap.

    The win ended a four-game losing streak for Nicholls (11-12, 8-6 Southland Conference). Jeremy Smith added 13 points.

    Eackles was the only Cowboy in double figures, scoring 23 for McNeese State (8-18, 6-8).

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

    SPONSORED HEADLINES

    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MCNS
    NICH
    Points 59 68
    FG Made-Attempted 24-65 (.369) 25-58 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-19 (.158) 8-26 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-13 (.615) 10-14 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 21, 2014 NICH 87, @MCNS 79Recap
    » Feb 22, 2014 @NICH 68, MCNS 59Recap