Arkansas-Pine Bluff defeats Alabama A&M 76-67

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Lazabian Jackson scored 20 points and had five steals to lead Arkansas-Pine Bluff to a 76-67 victory over Alabama A&M on Monday night.

The Golden Lions (10-13, 9-2) remained one game behind Southwestern Athletic Conference leader Southern University, which defeated Jackson State 78-58.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff led 18-8 after two consecutive 3-pointers by Jackson, who made 5 of 8 from long range. The Golden Lions increased their advantage to as many as 30 points, 59-29, after a 23-6 start to the second half.

The Bulldogs (8-14, 4-7), led by Jeremy Crutcher and Demarquelle Tabb, trimmed the margin over the final 1112 minutes but got no closer than eight points, and by then just 15 seconds remained.

Crutcher scored 15 of his 21 points and Tabb 14 of his 16 in the second half. Tabb also had five steals.

Terrell Kennedy scored 17 points and Davon Haynes 16 for Arkansas-Pine Bluff.