THIBODAUX, La. -- Mitchell Badillo made a layup with 3 seconds remaining to give Incarnate Word a 69-67 victory over Nicholls Saturday night.
Dantrell Thomas missed a layup with a second left that would have tied the game.
Incarnate Word (20-6, 8-5 Southland Conference) held a 32-22 lead at the half and led 62-47 with 4:41 remaining.
The Cardinals, who hit 9 of 20 from beyond the arc, shot 48.1 percent from the field.
Smith had 18 points and Sam McBeath added 12 for (12-13, 9-7).