Sam Houston St. 85, Nicholls St. 69

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP)—Joe Thompson scored 23 points as Sam Houston State won its sixth straight with an 85-69 win over Nicholls State on Thursday night.

Chris Jordan and Ryan Bright added 13 points for Sam Houston State (15-8, 9-2 Southland Conference), which remained in second place with the victory.

Bright also had 11 rebounds for the Bearkats.

Stefan Blaszczynski, Shawn King and Willie Depron led Nicholls State (6-16, 1-11) with 14 points each. Depron also had 11 rebounds.

It was the fifth straight loss for Nicholls State, which has lost 12 of its last 13 games.

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