Kennedy lifts McNeese St. past Nicholls St. 84-75
Kennedy shot 9 for 11 from the floor and converted 9 of 11 free throws. He added seven rebounds and three blocks. Harvey also had six rebounds for the Cowboys.
The Cowboys were in trouble after the first half, heading to the locker room at halftime trailing 36-26. But the visitors mounted a second-half rally to get back in it and ultimately earn the 9-point victory. The Cowboys’ 58 second-half points marked a season high for the team.
Jeremiah Jefferson had 26 points for the Colonels (12-16, 5-10). Gavin Peppers added 15 points. Kevin Johnson had 14 points.
The Cowboys improve to 2-0 against the Colonels this season. McNeese State defeated Nicholls State 86-75 on Jan. 16. McNeese State takes on Houston Baptist on the road on Saturday. Nicholls State takes on New Orleans at home on Saturday.