Northwestern State beats Nicholls State 99-98, OT

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP)—Devon Baker hit a free throw with 1 second left to give Northwestern State a 99-98 win over Nicholls State in double overtime on Saturday.

Baker, who finished with 17 points, also hit a layup at the end of the first overtime to tie the score at 89-89.

The Demons (6-11, 1-3 Southland Conference) led 98-93 with 1:03 left in the final overtime, before Anatoly Bose converted a three-point play and made two free throws to tie it.

Northwestern State shot 64.7 percent in overtime (11 of 17) to snap a six-game losing streak.

Damon Jones scored 25 points, Will Pratt 22 and Michael McConathy 16 for the Demons.

Bose scored 46 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Colonels (6-12, 2-3).

The 46 points broke a Prather Coliseum record set 34 years ago by Demons coach Mike McConathy. Bose scored 16 points in overtime, including all of the Colonels’ nine in the second period.

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 Nicholls St.
Anatoly Bose Anatoly Bose
11-21,  46 Pts
14 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Northwestern St.
Damon Jones Damon Jones
10-16,  25 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists

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