NCAA Game Summary - Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. S-M-U
(Tuesday, November 22nd)
Final Score: SMU 64, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 55
Tulsa, OK (Sports Network) - Robert Nyakundi scored 27 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the floor to lead SMU to a 64-55 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the consolation round of the NIT Season Tip-Off at the Mabee Center.
London Giles added 12 points and Jeremiah Samarrippas chipped in 10 points for the Mustangs (3-3) in the victory.
The Golden Lions (1-3) were led by Savalace Townsend with 22 points, as he was 10-of-21 from the floor. Mitchell Anderson added a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds in a losing effort, while Lavoris Weathers recorded 10 rebounds.
After the game was knotted at 35-35 early in the second half, SMU took control with a 22-7 run and finished it off by hitting 7-of-8 free throws in the final minute to secure the victory.
The Mustangs made the most of their time at the charity stripe, sinking 23- of-29 free throws overall. The Golden Lions got to the line only 11 times and made just five. Despite outrebounding the Mustangs 39-27, and outscoring SMU in the paint, 32-8, the Golden Lions struggled from long range, hitting just 2-of-11 from behind the arc.
11/22 22:04:29 ET