Nicholls 92, Dillard 48

Trevon Lewis scored 19 points and Jeremy Smith came off the

bench for his first career double-double as the Colonels routed

winless Dillard 92-48 Friday night.

Smith, whose previous highs were nine points and five rebounds,

had 12 points on 5-of-5 shooting and 11 boards.

Nicholls State (4-7) scheduled the NAIA Bleu Devils between

Texas, which won 93-40 Tuesday, and a game at No. 5 North Carolina

next Monday.

The Colonels jumped out to a 26-7 lead, expanded the margin to

49-17 at halftime and led by as many as 49.

Chris Talkington added 15 points, Bryan Hammond and Lachlan

Prest scored 12 apiece and Sam McBeath had 11.

Nicholls State shot 54.2 percent from the field (32 of 59)

compared to 35.7 percent (15 of 42) for Dillard, which counted the

game as an exhibition.

Lance Theard scored 16 for the Bleu Devils, who lost to

Louisiana-Lafayette 102-38 Monday.