Kylen Milton and Joe French combine for 49 in 86-70 win over Grambling

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Winner Ark.-Pine Bluff 9-11,4-3 SWAC

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Grambling 8-12,5-2 SWAC

Ark.-Pine Bluff37 49 86
Grambling23 47 70

GRAMBLING, LA —Kylen Milton collected 26 points and Joe French added 23 and the UAPB men’s basketball team beat the Grambling Tigers 86-70 on the road Monday.

The Golden Lions had four players score in double figures, led by Milton, who had 26 points, nine rebounds and four assists. French tacked on 23 points and Ismael Plethelped out with 14 points and six rebounds.

The UAPB offense was very productive from deep, pouring in 14 threes on 32 attempts. French was the most prolific shooter for the Golden Lions, draining seven treys in the contest.

UAPB forced 13 Grambling turnovers while committing 11 themselves in Monday’s game. The Golden Lions turned those takeaways into 13 points on the other end of the floor. Lonnell Martin led the way individually with three steals.

How It Happened

After jumping out to a 17-12 advantage, UAPB went on a 6-0 run with 10:04 left in the first half, culminating in a three from Rashad Williams, to increase its lead to 23-12. The Golden Lions then added three points to that lead by the end of the period and entered halftime with a 37-23 advantage. UAPB relied on its three-point shooting in the period, knocking down nine shots to account for 27 of its 37 points.

UAPB started tacking on points in the second half almost immediately, going on an 8-0 run to grow the lead to 45-23 with 18:01 to go in the contest. The Tigers narrowed the margin somewhat before the game was over, but the Golden Lions still cruised the rest of the way for the 86-70 win.

Game Notes» The Golden Lions shot well from three point range, knocking down 14 of 32 long range attempts.
» The Golden Lions held the Tigers to only 39 percent shooting from the field.
» UAPB never trailed in the second half on its way to victory.
» The Golden Lions shared the ball well, recording an assist on 71 percent of made baskets.
» Joe French was an assassin from behind the three point line, knocking down seven treys.
» UAPB defense forced 13 turnovers.
» Kylen Milton led the Golden Lions with 26 points and Joe French added 23.
» UAPB got a game-high nine rebounds from Kylen Milton.

Next Game:
at Mississippi Valley State
2/3/2024 | 5:30 P.M.

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