Nicholls State beats Sam Houston St. 60-59

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP)—Justin Payne drove the length of the floor for a layup with one second left Wednesday night to give Nicholls State a 60-59 win over Sam Houston State.

Nicholls State led throughout the game until Preston Brown hit a layup with six seconds left to give Sam Houston State (13-9, 7-2 Southland) a 59-58 lead.

Ryan Bathie led Nicholls State (14-9, 7-3) with 19 points. Anatoly Bose added 12.

Ashton Mitchell led the Bearkats with 14 points. Barkley Falkner added 10.

Nicholls State led 26-20 at the half and by as much as nine points with 3:44 left in the game before Mitchell and Falkner each scored five points in the Sam Houston State rally.

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 Top Performers
 Nicholls St.
Ryan Bathie Ryan Bathie
8-11,  19 Pts
2 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Sam Houston St.
Ashton Mitchell Ashton Mitchell
5-10,  14 Pts
2 Rebs, 8 Assists

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