- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Justin Foreman hit a deep 3-pointer with 1:14 left to give Central Arkansas enough margin to hold off Nicholls 94-83 on Saturday.

Liam Thomas nailed a baseline trey and T.J. Carpenter made two straight layups as Nicholls closed to 81-79 with 2:22 left. Foreman hit his 3-pointer and Central Arkansas made six free throws down the stretch to seal the win. Mathieu Kamba, who finished with 21 points, added an exclamation point when he slammed home a dunk with seven seconds left.

Derreck Brooks nailed five 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 29 points to lead Central Arkansas (3-13, 2-4 Southland Conference) to its first road win of the season. Jordan Howard added 16 points.

Central Arkansas had an 18-5 run to lead 73-62 midway in the second period. The Colonels answered with an 11-0 run to close to 79-77 with 3:06 left.

Carpenter had 23 points for Nicholls (5-15, 1-5).

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