Sam Houston St. 73, Nicholls St. 66

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THIBODAUX, La. (AP)—Joe Thompson scored 20 points to lead Sam Houston State to a 73-66 Southland Conference win over Nicholls State Saturday.

Chris Jordan added a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Bearkats (7-6, 1-0 Southland). Wilder Auguste added 15 points and Kelvin Williams had 13. Sam Houston State held a 48-37 edge on the boards.

Stefan Blaszczynski led the Colonels (5-8, 0-2) with 12 points and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line. Willie Depron added 11 points and dished out five assists and Andrew Westmoreland had 10 points.

Nicholls State led 33-30 at the half.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Sam Houston St.
C. Jordan C. Jordan
5-8,  14 Pts
10 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Nicholls St.
W. Depron W. Depron
4-14,  11 Pts
4 Rebs, 5 Assists

Team Stat Leaders

Points
Rebounds
Assists