TSUSports.com: UAPB rallies to defeat Texas Southern 62-61

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    PINE BLUFF, Ark.- Despite leading by as many as 18 points in the first half the Texas Southern Tigers were unable to close out the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions as UAPB rallied in the second half to defeat TSU 62-61.

    UAPB closed out the first half on a 10-0 run to cut TSU's lead to eight at the break. Arkansas-Pine Bluff went on take their first lead of the contest with 37 seconds left in regulation on a lay-up.

    The Tigers had one last look at the basket but missed a 3-pointer as time expired giving UAPB a season series sweep over Texas Southern.

    TSU was led by Demontrae Jefferson who scored 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting to go along with six rebounds and four assists. Donte Clark added 14 points and nine rebounds.

    UAPB's Martaveous McKnight had 16 points with six assists, four rebounds, three steals and a block and Terrance Banyard added 16 points, seven rebounds and three blocks to lead the Golden Lions.

    Texas Southern returns home to host its final two regular season home games of the season against Alabama A&M (Feb. 24), and Alabama State (Feb. 26).

    Courtesy: TSU Athletics

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