THIBODAUX, La. -- — Demarkus Lampley had a career-high 27 points as Sam Houston State narrowly beat Nicholls State 84-81 on Saturday.
Lampley made 7 of 10 3-pointers. He added eight rebounds.
The game marked the first Southland Conference matchup of the season for both teams.
Zach Nutall, who led the Bearkats in scoring entering the matchup with 20 points per game, was held to only six points on 3-of-11 shooting.
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