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Nicholls Colonels (14-17)


Sat. 2/18 Thu. 2/23 Sat. 2/25 Thu. 3/2 Sat. 3/4
vs. NWSt 
L 78-80
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@ IncWor 
W 77-68
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vs. SELa 
W 77-71
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@ Lamar 
L 75-87
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vs. UNO 
L 64-74
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New Orleans claims Southland title with win over Nicholls

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) Erik Thomas scored 21 points and New Orleans pulled away from Nicholls State in the final two minutes to earn a 74-64 win and clinch the outright Southland Conference title on Saturday.

New Orleans (18-11, 13-5) had dropped two straight entering the day, leaving the door open for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to take a share of the title if the Privateers had lost.

Christavious Gill added 14 points for New Orleans, which held the Colonels to just 34 percent shooting and 26 percent from long range.

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Leaders
Points: D. Harris18.1
Rebounds: L. Thomas6.4
Assists: J. Powell5.0
FG%: J. Frye45.6%
FT%: J. Frye77.3%
3P%: J. Powell38.2%
Steals: J. Powell2.0
Blocks: L. Thomas4.2
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Southland Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
New Orleans 13-5 20-12
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 12-6 24-12
Houston Baptist 12-6 17-14
Stephen F. Austin 12-6 18-15
Sam Houston State 10-8 21-13
Lamar 10-8 19-15
Southeastern Louisiana 9-9 16-16
Nicholls 7-11 14-17
Northwestern State 7-11 13-16
Abilene Christian 7-11 13-16
Incarnate Word 7-11 12-17
Central Arkansas 7-11 8-24
McNeese State 4-14 7-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 74.7 (140)
Rebounds: 9.8 (228)
Assists: 13.9 (144)
FG%: 42.7% (264)
FT%: 73.9% (62)
3P%: 34.5% (204)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 79.5 (322)
Rebounds: 23.1 (316)
Assists: 16.3 (336)
FG%: 46.8% (315)
FT%: 68.5% (74)
3P%: 39.8% (347)
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