NCAA Basketball

Final 1 2 Tot
43 35 78
38 34 72
4:30 PM PT5:30 PM MT6:30 PM CT7:30 PM ET12:30 PM GMT8:30 PM 北京时间5:30 PM MST7:30 PM EST, Jan 2, 2019
Prather Coliseum, Natchitoches, Louisiana  Attendance: 802

Nicholls uses late run to stop Northwestern St. 78-72

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) Gavin Peppers scored 24 points with a career-high five 3-pointers, Brandon Moore Jr. posted career highs with 16 points and 13 rebounds and Nicholls beat Northwestern State 78-72 Wednesday night in a Southland Conference opener.

Nicholls (8-6) led 69-64 with 3:27 left before the Demons scored five straight to tie it. But the Colonels used a 9-0 spurt in the last 68 seconds to seal the win. Peppers made a pair of free throws, Jeremiah Jefferson a layup, Moore 1 of 2 foul shots and Kevin Johnson two free throws. Jacob Guest's 3-pointer for Northwestern State provided the game's final margin.

Jefferson added 11 for the Colonels, who now have won three straight while ending Northwestern State's (5-9) three-game win streak.

Ishmael Lane scored 14 points with nine rebounds for the Demons, Jacob Guest 12 and Brian White 10.

Updated January 2, 2019

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