UAPB Men Hoops: Comeback Falls Short To Mississippi Valley State

Zac Rheinhart

ITTA BENA, MS —Chris Greene, Shaun Doss Jr., and Kylen Milton combined to score 59 of UAPB’s 74 total points, but the Golden Lions fell to the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils 78-74 on the road Saturday.

The Golden Lions had three players score in double figures, led by Greene, who had 25 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Doss Jr. added 19 points and nine rebounds and Milton helped out with 15 points and two steals.

The UAPB offense was very productive from beyond the arc, pouring in eight threes on 23 attempts. Greene was the most prolific shooter for the Golden Lions, draining five treys in the contest.

UAPB forced 15 Mississippi Valley State turnovers while committing 14 themselves in Saturday’s game. The Golden Lions turned those takeaways into 13 points on the other end of the floor. Brahm Harris led the way individually with four steals.

How It Happened

After falling behind 17-14, UAPB went on a 10-0 run with 11:59 left in the first half, culminating in a three from Zach Reinhart, to take a 24-17 lead. The Golden Lions then surrendered that lead and entered halftime down 36-34.

Mississippi Valley State kept widening its lead after intermission, constructing a 64-50 advantage before UAPB went on a 10-0 run, finished off by Greene’s three, to shrink the deficit to 64-60 with 5:39 to go in the contest. The Golden Lions were unable to cut further into the deficit by the end of the game, losing 78-74. UAPB got out on the break in the period, scoring eight fast break points.

Game Notes

» UAPB found success from three point land, knocking down eight treys in the game.
» Chris Greene, Shaun Doss Jr. and Kylen Milton combined to account for 80 percent of the Golden Lions points.
» The Golden Lions defense forced 15 turnovers.
» Chris Greene led the Golden Lions with 25 points.
» UAPB got a team-high nine rebounds from Shaun Doss Jr.

The Golden Lions will be back in action at home at the H.O. Clemmons Arena, Thursday, March 2, against Jackson St. (BlackOut/Greek Night Pt. 2). The game will be nationally televised on HBCUGOTV at 7:30 p.m. CT