PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Martaveous McKnight drained six treys to total 30 points to help Arkansas-Pine Bluff hold off Texas Southern 90-86 on Saturday night.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff (6-13, 4-2 SWAC) ran out to a 43-29 halftime advantage and then had to hold on to fend off the Tigers who won the second half 57-47.
The Golden Lions pushed their lead to 62-37 early in the second period and led 73-57 with 8:06 remaining. Jeremy Combs then scored 11 straight points, capped by a dunk to close to 77-68.
The Tigers cut the lead to 83-80 after Jalyn Patterson hit a jumper with 1:37 remaining. UAPB's Cameron Posey made three straight free throws and Charles Jackson added two more in the final seconds to preserve the win.
Combs finished with 30 points and Devocia Butler added 20 for Texas Southern (8-11, 3-3).
Buggs, Hawaii beat UC Santa Barbara 70-63
Drew Buggs scored 12 points and tied his career high with 12 assists, Zigmars Raimo and Justin Webster combined to score 16 of their 21 points in the second half, and Hawaii beat UC Santa Barbara 70-63 on Saturday night.
Boise St. rallies from 19 down, beats Utah State 88-83 in OT
Justinian Jessup forced a turnover and scored with 1.9 seconds left to send the game into overtime as Boise State rallied from 19-points down in the second half and beat Utah State 88-83 on Saturday night.
Defense shines as UC Irvine tops UC Riverside 69-53
Evan Leonard recorded 13 points as UC Irvine topped UC Riverside 69-53 on Saturday night.