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Northwestern State shuts down Nicholls St. 88-72

KATY, Texas (AP) DeQuan Hicks scored 21 points and nabbed 10 rebounds and fourth-seeded Northwestern State's big opening half laid the groundwork for an 88-72 victory over No. 5 seed Nicholls State in a Southland Conference quarterfinal matchup on Thursday.

Jalen West, the Southland's defensive player of the year, opened the game with a 3-pointer in what ignited a 10-2 run for the Demons -the defending tournament champions- who never trailed in the game.

Northwestern State (17-13) led by as many as 20 points in the first half before settling for a 43-28 halftime lead over Nicholls State. The Colonels (14-15) fought to within eight points with 13:46 to play in the second period before the Demons pulled away again.

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Leaders
Points: D. Thomas15.9
Rebounds: D. Thomas5.4
Assists: D. Thomas2.7
FG%: J. Smith55.6%
FT%: D. Thomas76.3%
3P%: T. Carpenter31.0%
Steals: D. Thomas1.5
Blocks: L. Thomas1.3
Southland Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Stephen F. Austin 18-0 32-3
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 14-4 18-16
Sam Houston State 13-5 24-11
Northwestern State 12-6 17-14
Incarnate Word 9-5 21-6
Oral Roberts 10-8 17-16
Nicholls 10-8 14-15
McNeese State 9-9 11-20
New Orleans 8-10 11-15
Southeastern Louisiana 7-11 12-18
Central Arkansas 5-13 8-21
Lamar 3-15 4-26
Abilene Christian 2-12 11-20
Houston Baptist 2-16 6-25
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 68.5 (244)
Rebounds: 10.1 (241)
Assists: 13.2 (126)
FG%: 44.4% (167)
FT%: 63.3% (342)
3P%: 30.6% (323)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 72.9 (256)
Rebounds: 21.6 (317)
Assists: 11.4 (89)
FG%: 46.6% (312)
FT%: 70.9% (237)
3P%: 34.1% (165)
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Florida36-3
2 Wichita State35-1
3 Virginia30-7
4 Arizona33-5
5 Louisville31-6
6 Villanova29-5
7 Michigan28-9
8 Duke26-9
9 Iowa State28-8
10 Kansas25-10
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Connecticut32-8
2 Kentucky29-11
3 Florida36-3
4 Wisconsin30-8
5 Arizona33-5
6 Michigan28-9
7 Wichita State35-1
8 Michigan State29-9
9 Louisville31-6
10 Virginia30-7
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