Golden Lions outlast Trojans 75-66 for in-state bragging rights in Las Vegas Holiday Invitational title game

PHOTO BY Cameo Stokes
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions produced a phenomenal performance with a 75-66 victory over tourney host Little Rock at the Jack Stephens Center in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Holiday Invitational. Senior Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year Martaveous McKnight scored 20 points in the second victory of the season for UAPB as it captured the Holiday Invitational crown.

Las Vegas Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team:

Charles Jackson – UAPB

MVP: Martaveous McKnight – UAPB

Fast Break Points

-The Golden Lions led 38-31 at the break
-Las Vegas Holiday Classic MVP Martaveous McKnight finished with 20 points on 6-of-15 shooting from the field to go along with eight assists and two steals in the victory
-Senior guard Charles Jackson connected on 6-of-12 3-point shots and finished with a game-high 21 points
Shaun Doss made his presence felt with a commanding 18 points (7-for-16 FG), five rebounds,
-UAPB was outrebounded 42-37 in the contest
-UAPB’s bench outscored the Trojans bench 29-13
-The Golden Lions were red hot from 3-point range, connecting on 8-of-19 three-point shots in the opening half

Friday, November 23
1 p.m. – California Baptist-107   UAPB-115 (3 OT)
3:30 p.m. – Little Rock-97   Howard-76

Saturday, November 24
1 p.m. – California Baptist-84  Howard-86
3:30 p.m. – UAPB-75  Little Rock-66