McKnight Hits Buzzer-Beater To Push Golden Lions Past Alabama A&M 50-49


Pine Bluff, Ark.–  Talk about a victory!  The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Preseason Conference Player of the Year, Martaveous McKnight pulled out the win for the Golden Lions 50-49 over Alabama A&M when he connected on a step back three-pointer with 2.9 seconds left in the game. McKnight finished the game with 13 points and seven assists.

The Bulldogs led the last seven minutes of the game tonight after a slow start by the Golden Lions. However, the UAPB evened the score at 47-47 with 19 seconds left thanks to junior Shaun Doss, who connected on a pair of free throws.

After receiving the ensuing inbounds pass, McKnight dribble to the corner of the arch before heaving a 22-feet step back three-pointer shot that found the bottom of the net and sent the 1,624 fans in attendance into a frenzy. It marked the first game-winning buzzer beater for UAPB since Martaveous McKnight knocked down a three-pointer at home against Jackson St in at 70-68 win on Jan. 29,  2018.

  • McKnight hit the game-winning buzzer-beater three-pointer to give the Golden Lions the 50-49 victory.
  • This is the second consecutive year, that McKnight beat a team on a buzzer beater in the conference.
  • McKnight scored a team high 13 points and seven assists.
  • Shaun Doss added seven points in the victory, followed by Charles Jackson with six points.
  • UAPB has won six consecutive games at home in the H.O. Clemmons Arena.
  • The Golden Lions benched played a big role in tonight’s victory, outscoring the Bulldogs bench 20-10
  • Andre Kennedy scored a team-high with 19 points, followed by Gerron Scissum who chipped in 14 points for the Bulldogs.
UAPB will be back in action on the hardwood as they take on Southern U. Saturday in Baton Rouge, La .  Jan. 19, 2019.