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Nicholls State beats Texas State 96-75

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THIBODAUX, La. (AP) Trevon Lewis scored 23 points and Thomas Dantrell added 22 as Nicholls State beat Texas State 96-75 Saturday for its second straight win.

Lewis was 8 of 11 from the field and grabbed 11 boards while Dantrell was 10 of 13 for the Colonels (7-15, 3-7 Southland Conference).

Lewis also sank a game-high seven free throws.

Nicholls State trailed 22-21 midway through the first half before Sam McBeath hit a 3-pointer to put the Colonels ahead 24-22. From there, the Colonels used a 12-1 run to jump ahead 36-23 with 4:50 left in the first half.

The Colonels opened the second half with an 11-5 run, taking the lead for good, 55-40, behind a 3-pointer from Dantrell.

Nicholls State (8-14, 1-8) shot 61.5 percent (32 of 52) from the field, outrebounded the Bobcats 34-25, and forced 18 turnovers.

Brooks Ybarra led Texas State with 23 points.

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