Nicholls St. 60, Sam Houston St. 59

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Justin Payne drove the length of the floor for a layup with one second left Wednesday night to give Nicholls State a 60-59 win over Sam Houston State.

Nicholls State led throughout the game until Preston Brown hit a layup with six seconds left to give Sam Houston State (13-9, 7-2 Southland) a 59-58 lead.

Ryan Bathie led Nicholls State (14-9, 7-3) with 19 points. Anatoly Bose added 12.

Ashton Mitchell led the Bearkats with 14 points. Barkley Falkner added 10.

Nicholls State led 26-20 at the half and by as much as nine points with 3:44 left in the game before Mitchell and Falkner each scored five points in the Sam Houston State rally.