Nicholls State vs. Texas A&M-CC: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Nicholls State vs. Texas A&M-CC: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Nicholls State 64
(8-19, 4-14 away)
Texas A&M-CC 68
(6-21, 4-9 home)
Venue: American Bank Center
8:30PM ET / 5:30PM PT, March 02, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Nicholls State 25 39 64
Texas A&M-CC 23 45 68
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Nicholls State F Hunter 25 F Hunter 9 F Hunter 3
Texas A&M-CC W Nelson 23 W Nelson 12 J Jordan 9

On Saturday, Mar. 2, Nicholls State took on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and was beaten at home by the Islanders 68-64 in conference play. With the loss, the Colonels even the season series against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 1-1. The Colonels got a game-high 25 points and nine rebounds (3 Ast 3 Stl) from Fred Hunter. Shane Rillieux got four points and added four rebounds. William Nelson registered a double-double for the Islanders on a team-high 23 points and 12 rebounds. Nicholls State (8-19, 7-9 SLC) takes on Lamar (3-26, 1-15 SLC) on Thursday, Mar. 7 on their home court.

Nicholls State Game Notes

  • The Colonels have been unlucky five times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Nicholls State is 21-27 in close games.
  • Nicholls State has lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-10) after recording 12 or fewer free throws made.
  • Nicholls State has lost 88 percent of the time this season (2-14) after committing 14 or more turnovers.
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 51.9 percent or better this season, Nicholls State has lost 100 percent of the time (0-8).
  • When the opposition records 17 or more assists this season, Nicholls State has lost 100 percent of the time (0-7).
  • When the opposition shoots a three-point percentage of 37.5 percent or better this season, Nicholls State has lost 85 percent of the time (2-11).
  • Nicholls State has recorded fewer rebounds than their opponents for the past four games.
  • This is the fourth loss of the season where the Colonels opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • Fred Hunter accounted for 39.0 percent of the team's points.
  • Fred Hunter accounted for 31.0 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Fred Hunter has led the team in scoring 16 times and in rebounding 17 times in 27 games this season.
  • This marks the 30th 20-point game of Fred Hunter's career.
  • Dantrell Thomas has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Linden Smith-Hyde had career highs with a 100 percent field goal percentage and a 100 percent three-point percentage.
  • Shane Rillieux had a career high with a 100 percent field goal percentage.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Game Notes

  • The Islanders won this one, but have lost seven times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is 24-27 in close games.
  • William Nelson accounted for 33.8 percent of the team's points.
  • William Nelson accounted for 40.0 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • William Nelson has led the team in scoring 10 times and in rebounding 15 times in 27 games this season.
  • This marks the fifth 20-point game of William Nelson's career.
  • William Nelson recorded a double-double. It was the fifth of his career.
NICH PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Fred Hunter392593303
B-Shane Rillieux22440010
C+Dantrell Thomas261221001
C+L. Smith-Hyde241010302
CAmin Torres18323203
CJaMarkus Horace18422001
C-Pedro Maciel22621003
C-T.J. Carpenter25043101
-Zachary West6000000
TAMUCC PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+William Nelson3323121103
A+J. Jordan371669013
B+Zane Knowles11920000
B-Hameed Ali28713201
B-Nate Maxey19610020
C+Joy Williamson22223312
C+Dale Francis9040010
CBrandon Pye9301000
-Cole Martinez9210102
FJelani Currie21000003

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