The Colonels (9-19, 8-9 Southland Conference), who came in having lost seven of their past nine games, shot 59.4 percent (19 of 32) in the first half. Leading 18-17, they blew the game open with a 29-4 run, going into halftime ahead 47-21.
The Cardinals made only 9 of 20 field goals before the break.
Hunter finished 9 of 11 from the field, Thomas was 8 of 12 and JaMarkus Horace made 8 of 11 to finish with 16 points.
Nicholls State had a 56-36 advantage in the paint and scored 27 points off 20 Lamar turnovers.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite
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