Jackson State gets past UAPB with explosive game from Evans

Jackson State defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff by a score of 89-84 at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center on Thursday evening. The Tigers went into halftime with a 16-point lead. Despite being outscored 44-33 in the second half, they were able to fend off the Golden Lions and hold on for the win.

Ken Evans scored 37 points to lead the way for Jackson State. Evans was dangerous from three-point land, connecting on 7-of-13 attempts. Evans led what was a complete offensive performance for the Tigers. The team shot 49% from the field while scoring 1.32 points per possession. Even when they missed, the team always seemed to have someone around to clean it up, scoring 25 second chance points on 17 offensive rebounds.

The Golden Lions played well offensively in this one. They averaged 1.2 points per possession on 48% shooting from the field. Joe French led the way, putting up 28 points. Despite shooting well overall, Arkansas-Pine Bluff dug themselves an early hole. The team went down as much as 16 in the first half, and were ultimately unable to catch back up and push past Jackson State.

  • JSU’s 89 points hit a new season-high
  • Arkansas-Pine Bluff recorded assists on 43% of attempted field goals
  • The teams combined to hit 27 threes

Both teams have their next games on March 9. Jackson State meets Mississippi Valley State University at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center, where the Tigers will look to earn another win at home. Meanwhile, Arkansas-Pine Bluff will try to rebound when they head to Davey L. Whitney Health & Physical Education Complex for a battle with Alcorn State.

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Jackson State gets past UAPB with explosive game from Evans

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