LaBarrius Hill's dunk with 32 seconds left brought the Cowboys to within 80-78 but Nicholls (10-8, 4-1 Southland Conference) made 5-of-6 free throws the rest of the way. Down 83-80, Myles Hutchinson missed a 3-pointer with three seconds left.
Jahvaughn Powell's jumper with 7:18 to go put the Colonels up 63-62 and they never trailed again. McNeese led 43-41 at the break in a first half where neither team led by more than four (23-19, McNeese).
Frank Ramsey, the "original sixth man" who won seven NBA championships with the Celtics, died at age 86 on Sunday. Ramsey's death was announced by Kentucky, where he was part of the Wildcats' 1951 national championship and a three-time All-American.
Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon break down their favorites to win the ESPYS Award for best team.
Former UCLA and Sacramento Kings basketball player Tyler Honeycutt has died of a self-inflicted gunshot in a Los Angeles residence Friday after exchanging gunfire with police.
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