THIBODAUX, La. -- Andre Jones had 16 points to lead five Nicholls State players in double figures as the Colonels won their seventh consecutive home game, beating McNeese State 80-56 on Wednesday night.
Nicholls (21-10, 15-5 Southland Conference) got off to a 25-2 start and outscored McNeese State 39-15 in the first half. The Cowboys' 15 points in the first half marked a season low.
Sha'markus Kennedy had 25 points and nine rebounds for the Cowboys (14-16, 9-10). A.J. Lawson added seven assists. Dru Kuxhausen was held scoreless after going 0 for 7 from the field despite heading into the contest as the Cowboys' second-leading scorer at 15 points per game.
The Colonels leveled the season series against the Cowboys with the win. McNeese State defeated Nicholls 80-74 on Jan. 29.
McNeese State finishes out the regular season against Lamar on the road on Saturday while Nicholls awaits the conference tournament.
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