Sam Houston State defeats Nicholls State 75-65
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) Demarcus Gatlin led all scorers with 21 points and helped lead Sam Houston State to a 75-65 win over Nicholls State Saturday in a Southland Conference game.
Gatlin connected on 5 of 8 shots from the floor, going 4 for 4 from 3-point range. He also sank 7 of 10 free throw attempts. That helped give the Bearkats (7-10, 1-2) a big advantage at the stripe. They made 24 of 34 foul shots, while Nicholls State (4-12, 0-4) was 13 for 19.
Sam Houston State also outrebounded the Colonels 30-17.
For Nicholls State, guard Trevon Lewis led the way with 16 points. Dantrell Lewis came off the Colonels' bench to score 13 points.
Updated January 14, 2012