ITTA BENA, Miss. -- Eric Brooks scored 17 points to help Arkansas-Pine Bluff defeat Mississippi Valley State 73-63 on Thursday night.
Gavin Montgomery added 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting for the Golden Lions (12-17, 11-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Arkansas-Pine Bluff defeated MVSU for the second time this season, having defeated them 74-52 on Jan. 3.
After leading 32-29 at halftime, the Golden Lions used an 8-0 run to go up 44-34 after George Davis' dunk with 13:26 remaining. Arkansas-Pine Bluff led by as much as 12, and MVSU didn't get any closer than within five points.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff shot 50 percent from the field (29-for-58), while MVSU shot 35.4 percent (23-for-65).