PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Martaveous McKnight had 25 points and six assists, Charles Jackson made five 3-pointers and scored 17 points, and Arkansas-Pine Bluff beat Alcorn State 71-59 on Monday night for its fifth straight victory.
McKnight, who had a game-winning 3-pointer with 12 seconds remaining in overtime against Southern on Saturday, was 7 of 14 from the field and made 9 of 14 free throws against the Braves.
Travon Harper added 11 points with nine rebounds for UAPB (5-14, 5-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference). The Golden Lions were 11 of 28 from distance and 16 of 25 at the stripe.
UAPB went on an 11-3 run for a 23-15 lead and took a 30-26 lead into halftime. The Golden Lions started the second half with eight straight points during a 20-6 run for a 50-32 lead.
Rocket Watts, the No. 27 overall prospect in the 2019 class, has committed to Michigan State.
UNC Wilmington will open its preseason basketball practices at North Carolina due to lingering effects of Hurricane Florence.
Guard Miles Wilson has been dismissed from the Miami Hurricanes' men's basketball program for failing to meet team expectations.