NCAA Basketball

Talton, Babic spark Texas A&M CC rally past Nicholls 75-73

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) Jashawn Talton and Jake Babic scored 18 points apiece and Texas A&M Corpus Christi rallied down the stretch to defeat Nicholls State 75-73 Wednesday night.

Talton was 6 of 10 from the field, adding five of six free throws and 10 rebounds for Texas A&M CC (9-10, 4-2 Southland Conference). Babic sank four of the Islanders nine 3-pointers.

A Gavin Peppers drive for a layup gave Nicholls State (10-10, 3-4) its biggest lead, 65-56, with just under eight minutes left to play. Corpus Christi scored the next seven points, trimming the Colonels lead to 65-63 with 5:08 remaining.

Peppers made two free throws, but Babic drained a 3 and Talton converted a pair at the foul line for a 68-67 Islanders lead with 4:17 to go.

Peppers canned a 3, Daniel Regis added a free throw and Nichols led 73-72 but the Colonels went scoreless the last 1:35.

Babic and Talton grabbed the win for Corpus Christi, making three of four at the free throw line.

Peppers scored 16 to lead Nicholls, Danny Garrick added 15.

Updated January 23, 2019

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