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The Nicholls State women's basketball team held off Southern Utah for a 65-54 victory at the BTI Classic on Sunday in Lubbock, Texas.
Hailey Mandelko came off the bench to lead the Thunderbirds (2-3) with 12 points in the losing effort.
LiAnn McCarthy and K.K. Babin scored 16 points each for the Colonels ( 6-2).
Nicholls State opened up a 51-34 lead with 6 minutes remaining and made 5 of 6 free-throw attempts in the game's final minute.