Scores

Final

AR-Pine Bluff 45

(7-24, 7-11 SWAC)

Texas Southern 50

(19-11, 16-2 SWAC)

9:00 PM ET, March 9, 2011

1 2 T
ARPB 21 2445
TXSO 26 2450

Top Performers

Arkansas-Pine Bluff: G. Montgomery 8 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Stl

Texas Southern: T. Jones 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Texas Southern 50, Ark.-Pine Bluff 45

Associated Press

GARLAND, Texas -- Top-seeded Texas Southern shot 28.6 percent from the field but still advanced past the first round of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament on Wednesday with a 50-45 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

The Tigers (19-11) survived by getting 19 points from Travele Jones and hitting 25 of 35 free-throw attempts. Texas Southern will play the winner of Thursday's Alabama State-Alabama A&M game in the SWAC quarterfinals on Friday.

Pine Bluff (7-24) shot poorly from the floor (29.4 percent) and the free-throw line (45.8 percent) and did not have a player score in double figures.

The Golden Lions trailed 26-21 at halftime but took a 31-30 lead on a layup by Terrell Kennedy and later used an 8-2 run to go on top 42-37 with 6:17 remaining.

Texas Southern's Harrison Smith then hit a 3-pointer to spark a 9-0 run that put the Tigers ahead for good, 46-42, with 1:11 left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARPB
TXSO
Points 45 50
FG Made-Attempted 15-51 (.294) 10-35 (.286)
3P Made-Attempted 4-20 (.200) 5-20 (.250)
FT Made-Attempted 11-24 (.458) 25-35 (.714)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 6

2010-11 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 22, 2011 TXSO 50, @ARPB 43Recap
Feb 19, 2011 @TXSO 71, ARPB 68Recap
» Mar 9, 2011 @TXSO 50, ARPB 45Recap