Nicholls St. 77, Stephen F. Austin 71

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THIBODAUX, La. (AP)—Michael Czepil scored 17 points, leading five players in double figures, as Nicholls State pulled away in the final five minutes for a 77-71 win over Stephen F. Austin Thursday night.

The Colonels (5-7) won their Southland Conference opener for the first time since the 2000-2001 season.

Stefan Blaszczynski finished with 16 points while Cyril Djoukeng added another 14 points. Adonis Gray and James Dixon contributed 11 points apiece.

Antuane Miller led the Lumberjacks (7-4) with 16 points.

The Colonels took what would be the final lead of the game with 4:54 remaining on a Dixon lay up, putting them up 65-64. Nicholls went on to finish the game on a 12-7 run, giving them the 77-71 victory.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Stephen F. Austin
M. Clark M. Clark
4-11,  14 Pts
4 Rebs, 5 Assists
 Nicholls St.
C. Djoukeng C. Djoukeng
3-7,  14 Pts
5 Rebs, 8 Assists

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