PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas — The way this game ended was a little too familiar to Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas — The way this game ended was a little too familiar to Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

The opposing team went ahead in the final seconds after Savalace Townsend couldn’t capitalize, and a potential game-winning shot by Mitchell Anderson would not go down. This time, Prairie View A&M managed to edge UAPB 76-75 Monday night before an ESPNU audience, keeping the Golden Lions on an early downward spiral in SWAC play.

UAPB (2-18, 1-6 SWAC) lost its fourth conference game by six points or less and third by three or less, but the Lions came from seven points down in the final 11 1/2 minutes to have a shot at the victory. Daniel Broughton converted a layup as he was fouled and made the free throw with 1:14 remaining to give the Lions a 75-72 lead, but Demondre Chapman cut into the margin with a jumper at the 1:00 mark.

Savalace Townsend, who missed two free throws before a game-winning three-pointer in a 69-68 loss to Southern on Jan. 14, missed a jump shot with 38 seconds to go, and Tim Meadows rebounded for the Panthers (8-12, 4-3). After a full timeout, the Panthers worked the ball to Jourdan DeMuynck, who was fouled and made two free throws with 23 seconds left.

UAPB took a timeout and got the ball to Anderson, whose three-point attempt with 3 seconds left was no good. Jules Montgomery crashed the board for Prairie View, and the Panthers ran out the clock to secure the victory.

Anderson also missed a would-be game-winner against Southern just before the buzzer.

The loss spoiled a 21-point effort by Lazabian Jackson and a near double-double by Broughton, who had 20 points and nine rebounds off the bench. Broughton, a regular starter, went 9 for 13 from the floor and Jackson was 8 for 14.

Townsend was two assists away from a double-double, finishing with 16 points.

The Lions shot the ball well from the floor (29 of 59, 49.2 percent) but had another bad night at the foul line, going 9 for 16, and at the three-point arc (8 of 23, 34.8 percent). The Panthers fared well at the line (11 of 15, 73.3 percent) and arc (9 of 13, 69.2 percent) while shooting 28 of 59 (47.5 percent) from the field.

DeMuynck led the Panthers with 18 points in a reserve role. He was followed by Ryan Gesiakowski and Louis Munks with 15 points apiece and Chapman with 14.

Each team had 10 turnovers and Prairie View finished with 31 rebounds, two more than UAPB. Prairie View led 36-35 at halftime.

UAPB will begin a four-game homestand Saturday against Grambling State.


Prairie View 102, UAPB 51

UAPB was outscored 60-18 by halftime as the Lady Lions fell to Prairie View A&M 102-51 Monday in a SWAC game.

The UAPB women fell to 0-18 over and 0-7 in the SWAC. Prairie View is 7-11 overall and 4-3 in the SWAC.

The Lady Lions had 35 turnovers in the loss and shot 34.6 percent on 18 of 52 attempts. UAPB was outrebounded 39-29 and had 26 personal fouls compared to 16 for Prairie View.

Jenise Gentry led the Lady Lions with 12 points, and Chi Chi Okwumabua scored 11 points and had a team-high six rebounds.

The Panthers had three players score in double figures, with all of the three scoring 22 points or more. JaQuandria More led Prairie View with 33 points and Jeanette Jackson had 29 points, eight assists and seven steals. Latia Williams just missed a triple-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds and seven steals.