THIBODAUX, La. (AP)Caleb Huffman’s 29 points helped Nicholls State defeat Northwestern State 77-63 on Saturday night.

Huffman also contributed six rebounds for the Colonels (8-9, 3-2 Southland Conference). Pierce Spencer added 14 points while going 5 of 8 (3 for 5 from distance), and he also had five rebounds. Lance Amir-Paul recorded 13 points and was 4-of-8 shooting and 5 of 6 from the free throw line.

Ja’Monta Black led the Demons (10-8, 2-3) in scoring, finishing with 18 points. Northwestern State also got 11 points and eight rebounds from Isaac Haney. Dayne Prim also had 11 points.

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These two teams both play Thursday. Nicholls State hosts McNeese while Northwestern State visits Southeastern Louisiana.

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