HOUSTON (AP) — Benjamin Uloko had 16 points and nine rebounds as Houston Baptist defeated Nicholls State 88-82 on Saturday night.

Ian DuBose had 16 points and six rebounds for Houston Baptist (9-14, 5-7 Southland Conference). Philip McKenzie added 13 points and seven rebounds. Jalon Gates had 10 points for the hosts.

Gavin Peppers had 22 points for the Colonels (11-14, 4-8). Jeremiah Jefferson added 22 points. Danny Garrick had 14 points.

The Huskies leveled the season series against the Colonels with the win. Nicholls State defeated Houston Baptist 77-76 on Jan. 12. Houston Baptist faces Northwestern State at home on Wednesday. Nicholls State matches up against Sam Houston State on the road on Wednesday.


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