THIBODAUX, La. (AP) Jeremiah Jefferson scored 21 points as Nicholls played a home game for the first time in 22 days, turning away Division II Spring Hill, 85-65 on Wednesday night.
The Colonels won back-to-back games to claim a fifth-place finish at the Emerald Coast Classic, knocking off North Carolina Central and beating Western Michigan in overtime.
Spring Hill got off to a strong start and held a 39-35 lead at intermission. Daniel Regis dunked to put the Colonels ahead for good, 46-45 with 16:38 left in the game.