Alabama State vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Ark.-Pine Bluff 62, Alabama St. 61

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PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Savalace Townsend scored 18 points Monday night to guide Arkansas-Pine Bluff to its third straight victory, a 62-61 decision over Alabama State.

Lazabian Jackson added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Golden Lions (5-19, 4-7 Southwestern Athletic).

Phillip Crawford's 17 points paced the Hornets (8-15, 5-6), who dropped their second straight. Jeff Middlebrooks added 14 and Ivory White 13, while Jonathan Jefferson grabbed 10 rebounds.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff bolted to a 19-point first-half lead and was still up 43-26 with 17:51 left before Alabama State clawed back.

The Hornets got two 3-pointers from Ryan Watts during a 12-0 run that cut it to 43-28 with 12:44 left.

Jackson's dunk with 1:57 to go put the Golden Lions up 61-56, and Clay Johnson's free throw made it 62-59 1:07 later. White brought the Hornets within 62-61 with two foul shots with 22 seconds left, but Pine Bluff held on.

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Scoreboard
Alabama State (8-15)223961
Arkansas-Pine Bluff (5-19) «362662

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Alabama State Hornets
J. Jefferson, F331-60-310132
I. White, F274-92-342413
P. Crawford, F256-75-1080417
J. Middlebrooks, G384-83-435214
T. Butler, G150-40-03140
R. Watts283-90-14239
J. Mason152-41-21215
L. Page120-31-23101
S. Brown60-10-01000
R. Wilson10-00-00000
Totals 20-5112-2543142161
 39.2%48% 
Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions
M. Anderson, F253-91-45158
D. Broughton, F142-41-36145
L. Jackson, G405-142-292014
S. Townsend, G406-135-823218
R. Bailey, G252-62-45207
C. Johnson142-41-21415
L. Weathers120-10-23040
K. Jones102-50-02105
A. Allen90-30-06010
J. Floyd40-00-01020
J. Harris40-00-01100
D. Smith30-00-00000
Totals 22-5912-2544151962
 37.3%48% 
SWAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Grambling0-03-7243
Alcorn St.0-03-8246
Jackson St.0-03-8298
Southern U.0-03-8273
Prairie View0-02-8134
Alabama St.0-00-9327
Miss. Val.0-00-9321
Alabama A&M0-00-10346
Texas So.0-00-10199
Ark.-PB0-00-11349
 
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