Jackson State earned an impressive SWAC win on Monday evening, taking down Arkansas-Pine Bluff by a score of 72-56. The Lady Tigers went into the break leading by 11 points, and then outscored the Lady Lions 35-30 over the final 20 minutes to secure the win.
Andriana Avent secured her first 20-point scoring game of the season, putting up 20 points to lead Jackson State. The Lady Tigers’ ability to generate opportunities at the charity stripe was crucial to their success. They drew 23 personal fouls on the defense, which led to 21 points (72% shooting) from the free throw line. Efficiency metrics evaluated the offense at an average of 1.05 points scored per possession on 49% true shooting.
Coriah Beck scored 14 points, while Maya Peat added another 11 to lead the way for Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Collectively, the Lady Lions were inefficient on offense. They converted on just 32% of field goal attempts and 27% of three-point attempts. From the free throw line, Arkansas-Pine Bluff went 15-of-24.
- JSU’s bench outscored UAPB’s bench 32 to 15
- Arkansas-Pine Bluff scored below 60 points for the third time this season
- Ti’lan Boler recorded a game-high +18 plus-minus
Both teams take the floor again on Feb. 17. Jackson State takes on conference rival Florida A&M at the Williams Center, where the Lady Tigers will look for a repeat of their success here this evening. Meanwhile, Arkansas-Pine Bluff will hope for a better result on the road when they face struggling Alabama State at Dunn-Oliver Acadome.
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