JACKSON, Miss. – Tevin Hammond scored 16 points and Davon Haynes added 13 as Arkansas-Pine Bluff held on to defeat Jackson State 66-59 on Monday night.
The Golden Lions (12-17, 10-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference) shot 48.6 percent from the field. Daniel Broughton finished with 12 points and Trent Whiting had 10.
Jackson State (11-17, 7-9) shot 42 percent, but went 1 of 15 from beyond the arc. Julysses Nobles scored 16 points and Brandon West contributed 14.
UAPB led 30-27 at halftime, and pushed that lead to eight, 40-32 after a layup by Haynes at the 13:34 mark. Jackson State responded with a 10-4 run to pull within two.
Ghiavonni Robinson drilled a 3-pointer, and Haynes and Whiting each added a pair of free throws to make it 55-47. A Noble layup cut it to 59-57 with 41 seconds left, but UAPB sank 7 of 8 eight free throws to seal it.