Nicholls State vs. Southeastern Louisiana: Full Game Preview

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Nicholls State vs. Southeastern Louisiana: Full Game Preview
Nicholls State
(3-10, 1-8 away)
SE Louisiana
(4-9, 3-2 home)
Venue: University Center (LA)
5:00PM ET / 2:00PM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Nicholls State F Hunter 16.8 F Hunter 7.8 D Thomas 3.5
SE Louisiana B Fortenberry 13.4 R Johnson 8.2 D Evans 2.7

In their last outing, behind 24 points and 6 rebounds from Dantrell Thomas, the Colonels defeated McNeese State 64-63 on January 7th. With 3.5 assists per game and 1.0 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Lions, Dre Evans put up 20 points in the 67-63 win over Lamar on January 7th. He averages 9.3 points per game in addition to a team-best 2.7 assists per game.

Southeastern Louisiana StatSmack

  • Nicholls State players are more experienced than Southeastern Louisiana players (9,118 minutes played vs 8,448 minutes played).
  • Nicholls State is a better three-point shooting team (32.3% vs 26.1%) than Southeastern Louisiana this season.
  • It must sting. Nicholls State has blown out Southeastern Louisiana by 20 points or more on 3 occasions since 1998.
  • Nicholls State is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Nicholls State is 76.5 inches compared to 75.4 inches for Southeastern Louisiana.
  • The Nicholls State scoring leader (Fred Hunter) has more points than the Southeastern Louisiana scoring leader (Brandon Fortenberry).
  • Nicholls State is better under pressure, and has defeated Southeastern Louisiana in 5 out of the last 7 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Nicholls State has come back to win after being down at half against Southeastern Louisiana 7 times since 1999.
  • Fred Hunter is ranked 6th in the Southland in points.
  • Nicholls State is a better shooting team (42.3% vs 37.2%) than Southeastern Louisiana this season.
NICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Fred Hunter 31 17 8 2 2 0 2
C+ Dantrell Thomas 30 14 5 4 1 1 2
C T.J. Carpenter 30 12 4 2 1 0 2
D+ Sam McBeath 24 7 4 3 1 1 3
D+ Jeremy Smith 24 7 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Shane Rillieux 31 6 3 2 1 0 2
D Amin Torres 16 7 2 1 0 0 2
D Lachlan Prest 25 4 2 1 0 1 1
D JaMarkus Horace 14 4 2 0 0 1 1
F Pedro Maciel 11 1 1 1 0 0 1
F L. Smith-Hyde 10 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Travis Julien 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Sterling Bailey 10 2 1 0 0 0 1
SELU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C B. Fortenberry 35 13 5 3 1 0 2
C- R. Johnson 25 11 8 1 1 1 2
D+ Dre Evans 30 9 2 3 1 0 2
D Jeffery Ricard 28 9 2 2 1 0 2
D Antonnio Benton 22 6 5 0 1 1 1
D- Roger Woods 14 2 4 1 0 0 1
D- Onochie Ochie 10 5 2 0 0 1 1
D- Todd Nelson 16 5 1 0 0 0 1
F Jan Petrovcic 11 1 3 0 0 0 1
F Jeremy Campbell 14 3 1 1 0 0 1
F Jamaal James 10 1 1 0 0 0 1
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