KATY, Texas (AP) — Shannon Bogues scored 27 points and T.J. Holyfield had a double-double and No. 3 seed Stephen F. Austin beat Nicholls 78-66 Friday night to head to the Southland Conference Tournament championship game.
Stephen F. Austin (27-6) faces top-seed Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday.
Nicholls rallies to beat Abilene Christian 69-65
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Roddy Peters and Jahvaughn Powell scored 18 points apiece, Lafayette Rutledge added 12 points on four 3s, and Southland Conference leader Nicholls rallied in the second half to beat Abilene Christian 69-65 on Wednesday night.
Southland Conference leader Nicholls rolls past Lamar, 79-74
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Roddy Peters and Tevon Saddler combined to score 50 points and Nicholls took over first-place in the Southland Conference after turning away Lamar, 79-74 on Wednesday night.
The Colonels entered the game tied with Southeastern Louisiana, but the Lions lost to Sam Houston State, 75-65, leaving Nicholls a half-game ahead of New Orleans, a 73-67 winner over Northwestern State.
Saddler leads Nicholls to 91-61 win over Texas A&M-CC
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Tevon Saddler scored 23 points as Nicholls dominated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 91-61 for its fourth straight Southland Conference win on Tuesday night.
Saddler shot 8 of 10 from the field, dished out five assists and had one steal. Jahvaughn Powell, Kevin Johnson and Lafayette Rutledge added 14 points apiece for Nicholls (12-8, 6-1), which has won six of the last seven games. Powell had five assists and four steals. Roddy Peters added 11 points with six assists.
Nicholls routs Northwestern State 87-46 in Southland opener
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Kimani Jackson and Tevon Saddler scored 14 points apiece and Nicholls never trailed in beating Northwestern State 87-46 in their Southland Conference opener Thursday night for the Colonels' largest margin of victory in conference play.
Hill, Kavas help Seattle hold off Nicholls State 95-89
SEATTLE (AP) — Jordan Hill scored 23 points with five 3-pointers, and Matej Kavas added 20 more, including a late basket that helped Seattle hold off a charging Nicholls State 95-89 on Saturday.
Aaron Menzies also scored 20 and grabbed 10 rebounds — his fifth double-double this season — for the Redhawks (9-6) and Richaud Gittens added 18 points. Hill had eight assists.
Nicholls routs NAIA Culver-Stockton 92-51
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Roddy Peters and Lafayette Rutledge each scored 18 points to lead five in double-figure scoring and Nicholls routed NAIA Culver-Stockton 92-51 on Saturday night.
Peters was 8 of 11 from the field, and Rutledge was 6-of-10 shooting from 3-point range. Tevon Saddler added 15 points for Nicholls (5-5), which shot 50 percent from the floor to snap a two-game skid. Jahvaughn Powell chipped in 14 points and Ryghe Lyons had 12.
Nicholls routs NAIA Blue Mountain 104-68
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Kimani Jackson and Roddy Peters scored 14 points apiece and combined for 14 rebounds and Nicholls wiped out NAIA-member Blue Mountain College 104-68 on Monday.
Jackson made all seven of his shots and grabbed eight rebounds, and Peters was 7-of-12 shooting with six rebounds. Lafayette Rutledge scored 12 for the Colonels and Javaughn Powell and Legend Robertin each scored 11.
Nicholls St tops Presbyterian in Battle 4 Atlantis Mainland
BALTIMORE (AP) — Roddy Peters had 24 points, seven rebounds and eight assists to help Nicholls State beat Presbyterian 76-64 on Thursday in the Battle 4 Atlantis Mainland Tournament.
Tevon Saddler was just 4-of-14 shooting but made 9 of 10 free throws to finish with 17 points for Nicholls State (3-2), which entered averaging 100.3 points per game. He also had nine rebounds, four assists and four steals. Peters and Lafayette Rutledge each made three 3-pointers as the Colonels were 8 of 21.
Nicholls rolls past Spring Hill 127-83 in home opener
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Lafayette Rutledge hit six 3-pointers on his way to 23 points and Roddy Peters chipped in with 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds as Nicholls rolled to a 127-83 victory over Division II Spring Hill in the Colonels' home opener Friday night.
Frye leads with 21, Nicholls edges S.E. Louisiana 77-71
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Ja'Dante' Frye scored 21 points on near-perfect shooting and Nicholls edged Southeast Louisiana 77-71 on Saturday.
Frye was 6 of 7 from the floor — including 3 of 3 from deep — and 6 of 6 from the line for the Colonels (14-15, 7-9 Southland Conference). Lafayette Rutledge added 18 points, Jahvaughn Powell had 16 points and nine assists and Johnathan Bell had 11 points and four steals.
Howard’s 8 3s help Central Arkansas top Nicholls 106-83
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Jordan Howard scored 33 points, Derreck Brooks tied a career high with 29 points, and the duo combined to make 14 of the school-record 17 3-pointers as Central Arkansas downed Nicholls State 106-83 on Saturday.
Howard, 7th in the nation at 47.3 percent on 3s, was 8 of 9 from beyond the arc, and Brooks finished 6 of 8. Howard's eight makes tied a career high and Brooks' six were a personal best.
Powell has 7 late points as Nicholls grabs 78-74 win
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Jahvaughn Powell had a layup, drilled a 3-pointer and made two free throws in the closing minutes to secure Nicholls' 78-74 victory over McNeese State on Saturday night.
Rutledge, Harris lead Nicholls St by Mississippi Coll 86-55
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Reserves Lafayette Rutledge scored 18 points, DeAndre Harris added 17 and Nicholls State rolled to an 86-55 win over Mississippi College on Thursday.
With Rutledge hitting 6-of-12 3-pointers, the Colonels (2-1) were 14 of 34 behind the arc and held Mississippi College to 2 of 15 from long range.
Jonathan Bell added 13 points and Liam Thomas had 11 rebounds for Nicholls.