Nicholls holds off Sam Houston State 73-72
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Tevon Saddler and Roddy Peters scored 15 points apiece, and Nicholls held on to beat Sam Houston State 73-72 on Wednesday night for its fourth straight win.
Nicholls (17-9, 11-2 Southland Conference) leads the conference by a half-game over Southeastern Louisiana (11-3), which beat New Orleans. Sam Houston State (16-11, 10-4), along with New Orleans (10-4), drops a half-game back of third-place Stephen F. Austin (10-3).
Sam Houston State's Marcus Harris tied the game 71-71 on a jump shot with 1:47 remaining. Jahvaughn Powell answered with a jumper and Nicholls lead 73-71. John Dewey III split a pair of free throws to pull the Bearkats within one with eight seconds left. Powell then missed a free throw on the next possession, but Harris missed a layup at the buzzer to end it.
Harris finished with 23 points to lead Sam Houston State. Christopher Galbreath Jr. added 16 points and Dewey had 10.
Posted on Thu, February 15, 2018
by The Lafourche Gazette