HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Moses Greenwood scored 18 points, Eddy Polanco scored 11 with 10 rebounds and Southeastern Louisiana beat Nicholls 69-57 on Saturday to earn a share of the Southland Conference regular season title.
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Roddy Peters scored 32 points — 14 in the final 4:21 — and his free throw with two seconds left helped Nicholls to a 73-70 win over upset-minded Northwestern State on Wednesday night.
The win gives Nicholls a double bye in the Southland Conference Tournament. The Colonels have won eight straight and are 13-1 in their last 14 games.
Peters has 30 points, Nicholls beats Central Arkansas 87-83
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Roddy Peters drove for a layup and later slammed home a dunk in the final seconds to help Nicholls win its fifth straight game, beating Central Arkansas 87-83 on Saturday to keep the Colonels perched atop the Southland Conference standings.
Nicholls holds off Sam Houston State 73-72
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Tevon Saddler and Roddy Peters scored 15 points apiece, and Nicholls held on to beat Sam Houston State 73-72 on Wednesday night for its fourth straight win.
Nicholls (17-9, 11-2 Southland Conference) leads the conference by a half-game over Southeastern Louisiana (11-3), which beat New Orleans. Sam Houston State (16-11, 10-4), along with New Orleans (10-4), drops a half-game back of third-place Stephen F. Austin (10-3).
Peters has 21 as Nicholls thrashes Houston Baptist 94-67
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Roddy Peters made 21 points while grabbing 12 rebounds and Tevon Saddler added 22 points as Nicholls overwhelmed Houston Baptist 94-67 on Saturday afternoon.
Nicholls (16-9, 10-2) has won eight of its last nine games to remain atop the Southland Conference standings. The Colonels will welcome Sam Houston State, one of three teams currently tied for second place, on Wednesday.
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.
Nicholls knocks off New Orleans 81-64
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Roddy Peters scored 27 points to lead Nicholls to an 81-64 win over New Orleans on Saturday and into a first place tie atop the Southland Conference.
Kimani Jackson added 15 points and eight rebounds, Jahvaughn Powell had 14 points and Tevon Saddler scored 12 for Nicholls, which shot 53 percent. Peters was 10 for 19 from the field, dished out six assists and had three steals.
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 goes to 5-1 with 86-79 win over Central Arkansas
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Tevon Saddler hit 9 of 10 from the free throw line in the final five minutes to help Nicholls hold off Central Arkansas for an 86-79 win over Central Arkansas in a Southland Conference battle Saturday afternoon.
Nicholls is off to its best start in Southland Conference play since 2014 with five wins in six starts.
Nicholls edges McNeese with 85-80 win on Peters’ 26 points
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Roddy Peters scored 26 points and Kevin Johnson had 19 on 8-of-10 shooting and Nicholls beat McNeese 85-80 on Wednesday night.
LaBarrius Hill's dunk with 32 seconds left brought the Cowboys to within 80-78 but Nicholls (10-8, 4-1 Southland Conference) made 5-of-6 free throws the rest of the way. Down 83-80, Myles Hutchinson missed a 3-pointer with three seconds left.
Peters hits late FTs to help Nicholls beat Houston Baptist
HOUSTON (AP) — Roddy Peters scored 18 of his 24 points in the second half, including two free throws with 21 seconds left, to help Nicholls beat Houston Baptist 72-71 on Saturday night.
Peters made 8 of 15 from the field, 8 of 12 from the free-throw line, grabbed eight rebounds and had four assists. Stevie Repichowski hit three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points and Tevon Saddler scored 10 for Nicholls (9-8, 3-1 Southland Conference).
Canete, Holyfield lead Stephen F. Austin over Nicholls 81-64
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Ivan Canete scored 17 points and TJ Holyfield added 15 points and 11 rebounds and Stephen F. Austin picked up its first Southland Conference win, beating Nicholls 81-64 on Wednesday night.
John Comeaux added 13 points, five rebounds and three assists for the Lumberjacks (12-3, 1-1). Shannon Bogues had 11 points and Leon Gilmore III chipped in 10.
The Lumberjacks took an early lead and held it throughout the first half, building to a 40-31 advantage at the break.
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.
Near-perfect Jackson leads Nicholls past NAIA-Mobile 96-52
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Kimani Jackson scored 23 points on 10-of-11 shooting to lead Nicholls to a 96-52 rout over NAIA Mobile on Wednesday night.
Jackson scored nine of the Colonels' first 13 points while Mobile went scoreless in the first six minutes. Tevon Saddler's 3-pointer put Nicholls ahead 51-21 and the Colonels were up 56-27 at the break.
Roddy Peters scored 18 points and Sadder 15. Nicholls shot 61-percent, going 40 of 66, made nine treys and committed just 10 turnovers.
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.
Blake’s 23 points, 14 boards lift Idaho 79-68 over Nicholls
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Brayon Blake made his first double-double against a Division I opponent a memorable one, scoring 23 points and pulling down 14 rebounds, both career bests, as Idaho held off Nicholls State 79-68 on Sunday night.
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.
No. 5 Villanova sets blocks mark in 113-77 rout of Nicholls
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mikal Bridges rejected consecutive shots by Roddy Peters in the lane, producing "oohs" from the crowd.
And No. 5 Villanova wasn't done, not even on this possession.
Omari Spellman brought the fans and bench players to their feet by swatting Tevon Saddler's follow attempt from behind, giving the Wildcats three blocks in 8 seconds and setting the tone in a record-setting 113-77 rout of Nicholls on Tuesday night.