Ark.-Pine Bluff 60, Alabama St. 56
Mitchell Anderson scored four of his 16 points in overtime to
help Arkansas-Pine Bluff to a 60-56 victory against Alabama State
in a Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinal on
Daniel Broughton had 13 points and Savalace Townsend 11 points
and 10 rebounds for the fifth-seeded Golden Lions (11-21), who face
top seed Mississippi Valley State on Friday in a semifinal contest.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff handed the Delta Devils their only conference
loss of the season on March 1.
Tramaine Butler had 18 points and 10 rebounds while making four
3-pointers for the No. 4-seeded Hornets (12-19). Phillip Crawford
added 13 points.
Anderson’s dunk gave Arkansas-Pine Bluff a 59-56 lead with 29
seconds remaining in overtime. Alabama State missed two shots on
its end, and Townsend’s free throw with eight seconds to go made it
a two-possession game.
Townsend’s layup tied the score at 51-all with three seconds
left in regulation and forced overtime. The Golden Lions overcame a
10-point deficit with seven minutes remaining.