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).