THIBODAUX, La. -- Elvis Harvey Jr. scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Nicholls State beat Paul Quinn College of the NAIA 81-66 on Wednesday night.
Nicholls State was up 40-29 at the break and led throughout the second half.
The Colonels had 14 steals which contributed to 19 turnovers by Paul Quinn. They outrebounded the Tigers 43-35.
Mateo Escheik led the Tigers with 29 points and five assists. Spencer McElway added 14 points and eight boards.
Nicholls State faces LSU on the road on Saturday.
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