Central Arkansas 70 Nicholls 66

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THIBODAUX, La. (AP)—Freshman Marcus Pillow had 17 points, all but two from 3-point goals, as Central Arkansas beat Nicholls State 70-66 on Saturday.

The Bears (9-20, 3-12 Southland), one of the worst perimeter shooting teams in the conference, hit 11 3-pointers, including 5 of 10 from Pillow.

Durrell Nevels finished with 18 points, Nate Bowie 14 and Frederick Campbell 10.

The Colonels (7-21, 6-8), who had won four of their past five games, were only 8 of 32 (25 percent) from 3-point range after making a season-high 14 in their last game.

Seven 3-pointers helped the Bears take a 38-30 halftime lead.

Sophomore Ryan Bathie hit a 3-point shot for Nicholls with 1:12 left to bring the Colonels within three points. Pillow hit two free throws with 29 seconds left for a 68-63 lead, and Fred Campbell hit another pair.

Justin Payne hit a 3-point shot for Nicholls for the final score.

Adonis Gray led the Colonels with 19 points. Stefan Blaszczynski added 18 and Bathie 14.

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