PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The Jackson State men's basketball team outscored the Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions 41-38 in the second half but it was not enough as the Tigers fell 73-72 in Southwestern Athletic Conference action Monday night at the H.O. Clemmons Arena.
With the loss JSU falls to an 8-17, 7-9 record and UAPB improved to 15-14, 14-3 for the season.
Three Tigers scored in double figures. Kelsey Howard scored a team high 23 points on 9-16 shooting. He also went 4-8 from three-point range. Christian Williams followed with 21 points and six rebounds. Willie Readus added 14 points and a team high seven rebounds.
Lazabian Jackson led UAPB with 23 points and seven rebounds. Terrell Kennedy followed with 16, Tevin Hammond added 11 and Davon Haynes scored 10 points.
JSU trailed 35-31 at halftime. For the game JSU out-rebounded UAPB 37-32.
Jackson State returns to action Thursday, Feb. 28 when the Tigers host Alabama State in SWAC action at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.