Texas A&M-C.C. beats Nicholls State 69-68

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THIBODAUX, La. (AP)—Kevin Palmer scored five of his 10 points in the game’s final 39 seconds, lifting Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to a 69-68 win over Nicholls State on Saturday.

The teams traded leads throughout in a close game. Anatoly Bose hit a pair of free throws to put Nicholls State up 66-64 with 51 seconds remaining. Palmer answered with a 3-pointer on the Islanders’ (13-10, 7-8 Southland Conference) next possession to put them up 67-66 12 seconds later.

After Justin Payne made both of his free throws to put the Colonels (13-9, 6-3) up again with 17 seconds to play, Palmer hit two shots from the foul line with 3 seconds left to seal the win for the Islanders.

Tim Green led the Islanders with 14 points.

Fred Hunter paced the Colonels with 25 points.

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 Texas A&M C.C.
Jawan Nelson Jawan Nelson
4-4,  13 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Nicholls St.
Fred Hunter Fred Hunter
8-10,  25 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists

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