Nicholls State 72, Centenary 68

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) -- Stefan Blaszczynski scored 28 points and
grabbed nine rebounds to help Nicholls State take an 89-80 victory
over Centenary on Thursday.

Adonis Gray added 17 points for Nicholls (3-7), which led 41-39
at halftime, then pulled away on the strength of 63 percent
shooting from the field in the second half.

Larry Logan led Centenary (2-7) with 16 points, while Alexander
Starr and Xavier Burnette each scored 12. Starr shot 5-of-6 from
the field and hit the only two free throws he attempted.

Ryan Bathie scored 12 points for Nicholls, while James Dixon hit
all five shots he took from the field and finished with 11 points
for the Colonels.