The Nicholls State University men’s basketball team won their third consecutive Southland Conference (SLC) game yesterday evening, defeating Northwestern State 76-66 at Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches.
Redshirt junior Najee Garvin led the Colonels with 19 points. Redshirt junior Ty Gordon had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Nicholls improves to 5-5 overall and 3-1 in the SLC.
Next, the Colonels will travel to Central Arkansas for a Saturday afternoon bout against the Bears.
Key storylines and statistics provided by geauxcolonels.com:
— For the game, Nicholls finished shooting 42.4 percent (28-of-66) from the floor, 22.7 percent (5-of-22) beyond the arc and 62.5 percent (15-of-24) at the free throw line.
— Gordon, who closed out the game flirting with a triple-double, had to settle for the squad’s first double-double of the season instead, notching 17 points with 11 boards while dishing out a team-best eight assists. The redshirt junior has now breached the double-digit plateau in nine of his career 10 games donning the Red & Gray, including each of the last seven.
— Once again, redshirt junior Najee Garvin impressed in the Colonels’ frontcourt, recording a game-high 19 points in yet-another tie of his career-best. Just a week ago against Lamar, the South Carolina native posted a career-tying 19 points as well, and has paced the Red & Gray on the scoreboard ever since (team-high 17 points vs. Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday).
— Redshirt senior Andre Jones continues to quietly make an impact as well, as his 13 points in tonight’s win over the Demons now marks his fourth straight contest with a double-digit scoring performance.
— In somewhat similar fashion, senior Ryghe Lyons has found his rhythm as the Red & Gray rim protector, as the Slidell native swatted another three blocks tonight in his fourth consecutive multi-block game.
— Flying under the radar as well, freshman Pierce Spencer crashed the glass hard off the bench for the Colonels, pulling down a team-second best eight boards.
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