Nicholls St. 66, Texas St. 63

Bryson Triggs nailed a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to

propel Nicholls State to a 66-63 win over Texas State on

Saturday.

The Colonels (8-17, 4-8 Southland Conference) trailed by three

points after two free throws from Texas State’s Ryan White gave the

Bobcats a 63-60 lead with 26 seconds remaining in the game. But

Chris Iles responded with a 3-pointer for Nicholls State that tied

the game at 63 with 14 seconds left.

On the following possession, White committed a turnover for

Texas State that led to Triggs’ game-winning shot. Those were

Triggs’ only three points of the game in 7 minutes played.

Fred Hunter scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead

the Colonels, who snapped a five-game losing streak with the

win.

J.B. Conley finished with 20 points to pace the Bobcats (12-14,

6-6), while Tony Bishop chipped in with 18.