Moore Jr. carries Nicholls St. over Stephen F. Austin 78-73
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Brandon Moore Jr. had a season-high 25 points as Nicholls State narrowly beat Stephen F. Austin 78-73 on Wednesday night.
Moore Jr. made 9 of 12 shots. He added eight rebounds.
Gavin Peppers had 15 points and seven assists for Nicholls State (9-7, 2-1 Southland Conference), which earned its sixth straight home victory. Jeremiah Jefferson added 15 points. Kevin Johnson had seven rebounds and seven assists for the home team.
Nicholls State plays Houston Baptist (5-8, 1-1) at home on Saturday. Stephen F. Austin takes on Northwestern State (6-10, 1-2) at home on Saturday.