CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Will Nelson scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds on Saturday night to pace Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to a 68-64 victory over Nicholls State.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (6-21, 5-11 Southland) won by converting as many 3-pointers (6) as free throws.
Nelson connected for three 3-pointers. Johnathan Jordan scored 16 points and had nine assists.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi had a 34-19 scoring advantage off the bench.
Nicholls State (8-19, 7-9) led by two at halftime, but could not pull away in the second half.
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