CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) Ty Gordon registered 19 points as Nicholls narrowly defeated Northern Iowa 62-58 in a season opener on Tuesday night.

Devante Carter had 12 points for Nicholls. Pierce Spencer added 2 points and 11 rebounds.

Austin Phyfe had 20 points and nine rebounds for the Panthers. Tywhon Pickford added 13 points.

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