Nicholls St. 74, McNeese St. 71

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) -- Ryan Bathie scored 19 points to lead Nicholls State over McNeese State in overtime Saturday, 74-71.

McNeese (8-12, 2-6 SLC) scored 21 points off Nicholls' turnovers and had a slightly better shooting percentage from the field for the game. The team led, 29-23, at the half. But Nicholls (7-17, 2-7 SLC) hit 10 of its 15 3-pointers in the second half, outscoring McNeese 42-36, to send the game to overtime.

Nicholls capitalized on free throws in the extra period to get the win.

Justin Payne scored 14 points for Nicholls State; Anatoly Bose and Dominic Friend each added 12.

Diego Kapelan led McNeese with a game-high 24 points.