UAPB Men Hoops Falls To Texas Southern

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HOUSTON, TX —Chris Greene scored 23 points and Shaun Doss Jr. added 20, but the UAPB men’s basketball team fell to the Texas Southern Tigers 64-59 on the road Monday.

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Greene and Doss Jr.’s stellar scoring performances led the Golden Lions in the contest. Greene tacked on five rebounds and Doss Jr. added three steals. Brahm Harris also helped out with three points, seven rebounds and two blocks.

UAPB’s defense held Texas Southern to only 36.4 percent shooting from the field, including 20.8 percent from beyond the arc.

How It Happened

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After falling behind 18-11, UAPB went on a 10-0 run with 11:25 left in the first half, culminating in a three from Zach Reinhart, to take a 21-18 lead. The Golden Lions then lost some of that lead, but still entered halftime with a 33-32 advantage. UAPB relied on its three-point shooting in the period, knocking down six shots to account for 18 of its 33 points.

Texas Southern proceeded to take a 43-42 lead before UAPB went on a 5-0 run, finished off by Caleb Stokes’ jumper, to seize a 47-43 lead with 7:01 to go in the contest. Texas Southern re-asserted control, outscoring the Golden Lions 21-12 the rest of the way to hand UAPB the 64-59 loss. UAPB took care of business in the paint, recording 16 of its 26 points in the lane.

Game Notes

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» The Golden Lions held the Tigers to only 36.4 percent shooting from the field.
» Chris Greene, Shaun Doss Jr., and Ac Curry combined to account for 80 percent of the Golden Lions points.
» UAPB bench came alive by scoring 32 points to its scoring output.
» Chris Greene had a game-high 23 points and Shaun Doss Jr. added 20.
» UAPB got a team-high seven rebounds from Brahm Harris.

The Golden Lions will travel to Itta Bena, MS. Saturday, February 25, against Mississippi Valley St.  Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. CT