- Associated Press - Saturday, January 7, 2017

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Ghiavonni Robinson scored 13 points, Joe’Randle Toliver had 12, and Jaquan Lynch had 11 points and five steals to send Arkansas Pine Bluff past Alabama State Saturday night 71-63.

Toliver’s layup with 15:02 to play provided the Golden Lions their first double-digit lead of the game at 47-37.

Mikel Tyson made a layup to pull the Hornets to within 55-50, but Arkansas Pine-Bluff (3-13, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic) went on an 11-2 run that included nine straight points by Lynch.

Tony Armstrong hit a jumper at the 11:10 mark of the first half to put Alabama State (3-12, 1-2) out front 21-13. Toliver answered with a 3 and the Golden Lions went on to outscore Alabama State 22-9 and led 35-30 at halftime.

Steve Rogers led the Hornets with 13 points, Torloft Thomas scored 11 with five boards and five assists and Demetrius Houston had 10 points and eight boards.

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