NCAA Basketball

Jefferson, Johnson combine for 35, Nicholls gets 88-63 win

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) Jeremiah Jefferson and Kevin Johnson combined for 35 points as Nicholls prepared for Southland Conference play by dominating Campbellsville-Harrodsburg 88-63 on Saturday afternoon.

Jefferson drained 4 of 8 from distance to total 18 points. Johnson was 3 of 5 from long range for 17 points while dishing out five assists and recording a career-high six steals. Daniel Regis added 14 points and Elvis Harvey had 10 points to go with 10 rebounds for Nicholls (7-6) which opens Southland Conference play at Northwestern State on Wednesday.

Antoine Darby had 16 points and JaQuice Gray 14 to lead Campbellsville-Harrodsburg, a United States Collegiate Athletic Association school.

The Colonels led throughout as they opened with a 22-4 run to take a 43-26 advantage into the break. Nicholls opened the second half on a 10-0 run and coasted to the victory.

Updated December 29, 2018

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