Southern vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Southern U. 69, Ark.-Pine Bluff 68


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Derick Beltran nailed a 3-pointer with four seconds remaining to propel Southern University over Arkansas-Pine Bluff 69-68 Saturday.

After trailing 58-50 with just under eight minutes remaining, Southern (8-10, 4-10 SWAC) embarked on a 7-0 run to chip the lead to one before falling behind by six at the 2:33 mark, 64-68. Two 3-pointers, from Jameel Grace and Mike Celestin, sandwiched between two free throw makes by Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-16, 0-4) set up Beltran's heroics as the Jaguars took possession with 19 seconds remaining. Beltran finished with 21 points on 7 for 11 shooting from the field. Grace and Celestin finished with 17 and 14 points, respectively.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff led 32-26 at the half and notched a robust 54.4 shooting percentage in the second half, but was undone by Southern's second-half 57.1 percent clip from 3-point range. The Golden Lions' Savalace Townsend led all scorers with 31 points.

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Southern (8-10) «264369
Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-16)323668

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Southern Jaguars
Q. Doggett, F312-34-68118
J. Grace, F313-69-1263117
F. Coleman, C210-21-23031
D. Beltran, G327-115-501221
C. Monroe, G180-31-21021
M. Celestin315-130-022514
N. Webb161-30-02123
M. Bol110-00-01000
T. Marshall91-12-31014
Totals 19-4222-302781769
Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions
M. Anderson, F335-102-381412
R. Bailey, F283-50-03026
D. Broughton, C193-100-03036
S. Townsend, G318-1213-1853331
L. Jackson, G211-60-05323
C. Johnson271-31-33303
D. Nelson140-00-00000
K. Jones91-10-01013
A. Allen72-20-01034
D. Smith60-00-00010
E. Buford20-00-03200
J. Harris20-00-01020
L. Weathers10-00-00000
Totals 24-4916-2433122168
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