Nicholls State (6-14) Takes On Southeastern Louisiana (8-12)

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1ST2ND TOTAL
  SELU 38 35 73
  Nicholls State 22 40 62
Sat, Feb 09 2013, 02:25 PM CST

Stopher Gym
Thibodaux, LA
Attendance: 453

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Nicholls State welcomes Southeastern Louisiana to Stopher Gym on Saturday. It gets started at 3 p.m. EST. The Colonels lost to the Lions 70-65 on Jan. 12 and are 4-5 against them over the last four years.

Nicholls State is in fifth place in the conference and just behind fourth place Southeastern Louisiana with a chance to close in.

In spite of 36 points and 11 rebounds from Fred Hunter, the Colonels came up short 79-76 against Central Arkansas on Feb. 2. He contributes team-best marks with 19.3 points per game, 7.5 rebounds per game, and 1.7 steals per game. For the Lions, Brandon Fortenberry put up 16 points in the 65-59 loss to Oral Roberts on Feb. 2. With 13.4 points per game and 2.9 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

StatSmack! Nicholls State is better than Southeastern Louisiana
  • More property crime happens in Hammond so you better protect your valuables if you visit (when compared to Thibodaux -- according to the FBI).
  • Nicholls State is better under pressure, and has defeated Southeastern Louisiana in 5 out of the last 8 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • The Nicholls State three-point leader (T.J. Carpenter, 33 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Southeastern Louisiana three-point leader (Dre Evans, 31 three-pointers).
  • T.J. Carpenter is ranked 5th in the Southland in three-pointers.
SELU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C B. Fortenberry 35 13 5 3 1 0 2
C- R. Johnson 25 12 8 1 1 1 2
D+ Dre Evans 31 9 2 2 1 0 2
D Jeffery Ricard 28 9 2 1 1 0 2
D Antonnio Benton 21 5 4 0 0 1 1
D Onochie Ochie 10 5 2 0 0 0 1
D Roger Woods 17 3 4 1 0 0 1
D- Todd Nelson 14 4 1 0 0 0 1
F Jeremy Campbell 13 2 1 1 0 0 1
F Jan Petrovcic 11 1 3 0 0 0 1
F Jamaal James 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
NICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Fred Hunter 30 19 8 2 2 0 2
C+ Dantrell Thomas 30 13 6 3 1 1 2
C T.J. Carpenter 31 11 4 2 1 0 2
D+ Jeremy Smith 27 9 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Sam McBeath 24 7 4 3 1 1 3
D+ Shane Rillieux 32 6 2 3 1 0 2
D+ Amin Torres 17 8 2 1 1 0 2
D Lachlan Prest 25 4 2 1 0 1 1
D JaMarkus Horace 14 4 3 0 0 1 1
D- Pedro Maciel 12 1 1 1 1 0 1
D- L. Smith-Hyde 10 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Travis Julien 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Sterling Bailey 9 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Zachary West 5 0 1 0 0 0 1

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Southland Standings

OverallConf
1 SFA 32-3 18-0
2 TAMUCC 18-16 14-4
3 SHSU 24-11 13-5
4 NSU 17-14 12-6
5 Incarnate Word 21-6 9-5
6 Oral Roberts 17-16 10-8
 6Nicholls State 14-15 10-8
8 McNeese State 11-20 9-9
9 New Orleans 11-15 8-10
10 SELU 12-18 7-11
11 UCA 8-21 5-13
12 Lamar 4-26 3-15
13 ABILEN 11-20 2-12
14 Houston Baptist 6-25 2-16
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#23 Dew Caillouet Fr F 6-5 180
#22 T.J. Carpenter So G 6-4 200
#11 Piers Carroll Fr F 6-6 200
#33 Luke Doyle Fr G 6-5 190
#14 Ja`Dante` Frye Fr F 6-4 180
#32 JaMarkus Horace So F 6-6 180
#13 Travis Julien So F 6-7 190
#10 Pedro Maciel Sr G 6-1 180
#15 Sam McBeath So F 6-7 190
#12 Alex Overs So G 6-4 200
#2 Lachlan Prest So F 6-7 209
#21 Shane Rillieux Jr G 6-2 190
#4 Jeremy Smith Sr G 6-3 175
#1 Dantrell Thomas Sr G 6-2 200
#24 Liam Thomas Fr F 6-10 195
#3 J`Aaron Thorne Fr G 5-7 175
#5 Amin Torres So G 6-1 175
#20 Cade Towers Fr F 6-9 225