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Nicholls St. 73, Texas-Arlington 64

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Anatoly Bose scored 26 points to lead Nicholls State to a 73-64 victory over Texas-Arlington Wednesday night.

The Colonels (10-18, 6-9) have won three of their last four to keep their hopes alive for the final spot in the Southland Conference tournament next week.

Nicholls State scored the first eight points and never trailed in the game. Bose scored 17 in the first half and the Colonels led 39-20 at the break.

The Mavericks (16-12, 8-7) had won nine of their last 10, but committed 22 turnovers in this one, leading to 27 Nicholls State points.

Marquez Haynes, the nation's third-leading scorer, led Texas-Arlington with 25 points. The Mavericks got within three points in the final 30 seconds, but Dominic Friend made four free throws for the Colonels to put the game out of reach. Friend finished with 13 points.