Southeastern drops regular season finale at Nicholls, 69-63

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THIBODAUX, La. – Jeremiah Jefferson scored 28 points to lead Nicholls to a 69-63 win over the Southeastern Louisiana men’s basketball team Saturday at Stopher Gym in the regular season finale.

Marlain Veal led the Lions with 17 points while Moses Greenwood scored 16 and hit 11 three-pointers (11-for-26) but struggled from inside the arch shooting just 12-for-31.

Jefferson finished 10-for-21 including 6-for-8 from the three-point line. Jeremiah Buford and Daniel Regis each added 10 points for the Colonels.

The Lions outrebounded the Colonels 37-33 and got 24 points in the paint to 20 for Nicholls. Southeastern also had 21 second chances points to 10 for the Colonels.

In the first half, Southeastern seemed in control leading by double digits for much of the half. The Lions led 29-18 with 6:46 to remaining but the Colonels rallied to cut the lead to 35-33 at halftime.

In the second half, the game was up for grabs when Greenwood tied the game at 47-47 with 13:02 to go. However, the Lions went cold not scoring for over seven minutes allowing the Colonels to take a 61-49 lead with 4:40 to go. SLU scored six straight points to cut the deficit to 61-55 but Nicholls hit eight straight free throws to hold off the Lions.

Southeastern finished the regular season winning 12 of their last 15 games after starting 4-12 and 0-3 in the Southland.

The Lions will play Thursday at 7:30 in the quarterfinals of the Southland Conference Tournament at the Merrill Center in Katy, Texas against an opponent TBA.

Thursday’s game can be heard live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9), online at www.LionSports.net/listenlive and via the Lions Game Day Experience and TuneIn Radio apps.

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BOX SCORE
Southeastern Louisiana vs Nicholls
3/9/19 3:30 PM at Thibodaux, La. (Stopher Gym)
At Thibodaux, La. (Stopher Gym)

NICHOLLS 69, SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA 63

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA (16-15, 12-6)
Veal, Marlain 6-13 0-0 17; Greenwood, Moses 7-15 2-2 16; Julien, Von 3-6 0-0 8; Brown, Kajon 2-3 1-2 7; Diop, Pape 2-3 0-0 5; Charleston, Keith 2-5 1-2 5; Edwards, Parker 1-4 0-0 3; Gonzalez, Brandon 0-6 2-2 2; Starwood, Maxwell 0-1 0-0 0; Saunders, Jeremiah 0-1 0-0 0; Brewer, Ty 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-57 6-8 63.

NICHOLLS (14-17, 7-11)
Jefferson, Jeremiah 10-21 2-2 28; Buford, Jeremiah 3-4 2-2 10; Regis, Daniel 3-7 4-4 10; Johnson, Kevin 3-6 2-2 9; Garrick, Danny 2-9 0-2 6; Lyons, Ryghe 2-4 0-0 4; Harvey, Elvis 0-7 2-2 2; Clement, Thomas 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-58 12-14 69.

Southeastern Louisiana…….. 35 28 – 63
Nicholls………………………….. 33 36 – 69

3-point goals–Southeastern Louisiana 11-26 (Veal, Marlain 5-9; Julien, Von 2-4; Brown, Kajon 2-2; Diop, Pape 1-1; Edwards, Parker 1-4; Saunders, Jeremiah 0-1; Gonzalez, Brandon 0-4; Greenwood, Moses 0-1), Nicholls 11-30 (Jefferson, Jeremiah 6-10; Buford, Jeremiah 2-3; Garrick, Danny 2-9; Johnson, Kevin 1-3; Harvey, Elvis 0-5). Fouled out—Southeastern Louisiana-None, Nicholls-None. Rebounds–Southeastern Louisiana 37
(Greenwood, Moses 7), Nicholls 33 (Regis, Daniel 8). Assists–Southeastern
Louisiana 14 (Julien, Von 4; Greenwood, Moses 4), Nicholls 10 (Johnson,
Kevin 6). Total fouls–Southeastern Louisiana 15, Nicholls 14. Technical
fouls–Southeastern Louisiana-None, Nicholls-None. A-540

MEN’S SEEDS

No. 1 – Sam Houston State (21-10, 16-2 SLC)
No. 2 – Abilene Christian (25-6, 14-4 SLC)
No. 3 – Southeastern Louisiana (16-15, 12-6 SLC)
No. 4 – New Orleans (17-12, 12-6 SLC)
No. 5 – Lamar (19-12, 12-6 SLC)
No. 6 – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (14-17, 9-9 SLC)
No. 7 – Central Arkansas (13-18, 8-10 SLC)
No. 8 – Houston Baptist (12-17, 8-10 SLC)

MEN’S TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

First Round – Wednesday, March 13, 2019
5:00 PM – Game 1 – No. 5 Lamar vs. No. 8 Houston Baptist (ESPN+)
7:30 PM – Game 2 – No. 6 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. No. 7 Central Arkansas (ESPN+)

Second Round – Thursday, March 14, 2019
5:00 PM – Game 3 – No. 4 New Orleans vs. Winner Game 1 (ESPN+)
7:30 PM – Game 4 – No. 3 Southeastern Louisiana vs. Winner Game 2 (ESPN+)

Semifinals – Friday, March 15, 2019
5:00 PM – Game 5 – No. 1 Sam Houston State vs. Winner Game 3 (ESPN+)
7:30 PM – Game 6 – No. 2 Abilene Christian vs. Winner Game 4 (ESPN+)

Championship – Saturday, March 16, 2019
8:30 PM – Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (ESPN2)

WOMEN’S SEEDS
No. 1 – Lamar (24-5, 17-1 SLC)
No. 2 – Stephen F. Austin (25-5, 16-2 SLC)
No. 3 – Nicholls (20-10, 14-4 SLC)
No. 4 – Abilene Christian (20-9, 13-5 SLC)
No. 5 – Sam Houston State (16-12, 11-6 SLC)
No. 6 – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (14-15, 8-10 SLC)
No. 7 – New Orleans (12-15, 8-10 SLC)
No. 8 – Central Arkansas (11-17, 6-12 SLC)

WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

First Round – Thursday, March 14, 2019
11:00 AM – Game 1 – No. 5 Sam Houston State vs. No. 8 Central Arkansas (ESPN+)
1:30 PM – Game 2 – No. 6 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. No. 7 New Orleans (ESPN+)

Second Round – Friday, March 15, 2019
11:00 AM – Game 3 – No. 4 Abilene Christian vs. Winner Game 1 (ESPN+)
1:30 PM – Game 4 – No. 3 Nicholls vs. Winner Game 2 (ESPN+)

Semifinals – Saturday, March 16, 2019
1:00 PM – Game 5 – No. 1 Lamar vs. Winner Game 3 (ESPN+)
3:30 PM – Game 6 – No. 2 Stephen F. Austin vs. Winner Game 4 (ESPN+)

Championship – Sunday, March 17, 2019
NOON – Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (CBSSN)

The tournament champion will receive the league’s automatic bid for the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball tournaments.

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