THIBODAUX, La. (AP) Tevon Saddler hit 9 of 10 from the free throw line in the final five minutes to help Nicholls hold off Central Arkansas for an 86-79 win over Central Arkansas in a Southland Conference battle Saturday afternoon.
Nicholls is off to its best start in Southland Conference play since 2014 with five wins in six starts.
After Darraja Parnell tied the game at 68-68 with a free throw, Nicholls answered with a five-point run to take control. From there, Saddler hit eight straight from the line and the Bears (9-10, 3-3) never got closer than three points the rest of the way.