Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (5-21) Takes On Nicholls State (8-18)

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1ST2ND TOTAL
  Nicholls State 25 39 64
  TAMUCC 23 45 68
Sat, Mar 02 2013, 07:30 PM CST

American Bank Center
Corpus Christi, TX
Attendance: 1,333

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Texas A&M-Corpus Christi welcomes Nicholls State to American Bank Center on Saturday. Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m. EST. The Islanders fell to the Colonels 69-62 on Jan. 24 and are 2-3 against them over the last four years.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is currently in ninth place in the conference and Nicholls State is in fifth.

In their last outing, behind 23 points and 9 rebounds from William Nelson, the Islanders defeated Southeastern Louisiana 78-64 on Feb. 28. On top of his scoring average of 13.1 points per game, he delivers 7.4 rebounds per game. For the Colonels, Fred Hunter finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds in the 56-53 win over Sam Houston State on Feb. 28. He contributes a team-leading 19 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game, and 1.7 steals per game.

StatSmack! Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is better than Nicholls State
  • The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi assist leader (Johnathan Jordan, 138 assists) has more assists than the Nicholls State assist leader (Shane Rillieux, 64 assists).
  • The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi blocks leader (Nate Maxey, 51 blocks) has more blocks than the Nicholls State blocks leader (JaMarkus Horace, 21 blocks).
  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is 77.0 inches compared to 75.0 inches for Nicholls State.
  • Property crime happens more often per capita in Thibodaux so you better protect your valuables if you visit (when compared to Corpus Christi -- according to the FBI).
NICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Fred Hunter 31 19 8 2 2 0 2
C Dantrell Thomas 30 14 5 3 1 1 3
C T.J. Carpenter 30 10 4 2 1 0 2
D+ Jeremy Smith 25 8 3 1 0 0 2
D+ Sam McBeath 24 7 4 3 1 1 3
D Amin Torres 18 8 1 1 1 0 2
D Shane Rillieux 31 5 2 3 1 0 2
D JaMarkus Horace 16 5 3 0 0 1 1
D Lachlan Prest 22 4 2 1 0 0 1
D- L. Smith-Hyde 14 2 2 1 0 0 1
D- Pedro Maciel 14 1 1 1 0 0 1
F Zachary West 6 0 1 1 0 0 0
F Sterling Bailey 8 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Travis Julien 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
TAMUCC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C J. Jordan 36 13 5 5 1 0 3
C William Nelson 29 13 7 1 1 0 3
D+ Joy Williamson 30 9 4 1 1 0 2
D+ Hameed Ali 30 8 2 2 2 0 1
D Zane Knowles 15 5 4 0 0 1 1
D Nate Maxey 15 5 3 0 0 2 1
D- Brandon Pye 15 4 1 0 1 0 0
D- Dale Francis 16 2 2 0 0 0 1
F Cole Martinez 8 2 0 0 0 0 0
F James King 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Jelani Currie 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Kennon Dvorak 8 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Jerred Kite 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
F Ted Wang 3 1 0 0 0 0 0

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Southland Standings

OverallConf
1 SFA 32-3 18-0
 2TAMUCC 18-16 14-4
3 SHSU 24-11 13-5
4 NSU 17-14 12-6
5 Incarnate Word 21-6 9-5
6 Oral Roberts 17-16 10-8
6 Nicholls State 14-15 10-8
8 McNeese State 11-20 9-9
9 New Orleans 11-15 8-10
10 SELU 12-18 7-11
11 UCA 8-21 5-13
12 Lamar 4-26 3-15
13 ABILEN 11-20 2-12
14 Houston Baptist 6-25 2-16
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#1 Hameed Ali Jr G 6-2 170
#30 Jeff Beverly Fr F 6-6 245
#11 Jelani Currie So G 6-4 185
#23 Bryce Douvier Jr F 6-7 230
#4 Marcus Ellison Fr G 6-1 165
#34 Dale Francis So F 6-8 230
#10 John Jordan Jr G 5-10 180
#32 James King Jr G 6-0 190
#3 Zane Knowles Sr F 6-10 240
#12 Jake Kocher So G 6-3 180
#44 Kevin Lynch Sr F 6-8 235
#2 Cole Martinez So G 6-2 190
#0 Brandon Pye So G 6-0 175
#25 Rashawn Thomas F 6-7 245
#14 Emmanuel Toney G 6-7 245
#31 Joy Williamson Sr G/F 6-3 205