The Nicholls State University men’s basketball squad looks to buck another trend Wednesday night when it faces Sam Houston State University in an 8:15 p.m. contest on Broussard Court at Stopher Gym.

The Colonels (16-9, 10-2 SLC) are looking for their first victory over the Bearkats (16-10, 10-3 SLC) since 2013, dropping each of the last five matchups. Nicholls has broken similar tendencies already this season, winning at Lamar and HBU for the first time since 2014, at UNO (2015) and topping Northwestern State (2013).