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Crosby, Howard give Alcorn State 74-69 win over Pine Bluff

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Troymain Crosby scored 20 points with eight rebounds and Maurice Howard made four free throws in the final 20 seconds as Alcorn State held off Arkansas Pine Bluff 74-69 on Monday night.

Howard, who finished with 16 points, made two free throws with 17 seconds left to give the Braves a 72-66 lead. Martaveous McKnight, who led the Golden Lions with 26 points, knocked down a 3-pointer with 10 seconds to go but restored the two-possession spread.

Reginal Johnson added 13 points and Devon Brewer 10 for Alcorn State (6-12, 2-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference).

McKnight had six of his team's nine 3-pointers. Sam Doss added 12 points for the Golden Lions (6-12, 3-2).

Howard hit two 3-pointers to cap a 10-0 run that gave the Braves and early 14-2 lead. They went 6 of 12 from distance to lead 41-30 at the break. The lead reached 15 in the second half before the Golden Lions rallied behind McKnight, who had 14 points after intermission.

Updated January 22, 2019

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