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

Thursday night.

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.