Reese with 19, Southern beats Arkansas-Pine Bluff 70-62

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Eddie Reese scored 19 points with six assists and Southern beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 70-62 on Saturday night.

Reese was 7 of 14 from the field including four from distance for the Jaguars (11-14, 7-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who had a 43-27 rebounding edge over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Emanual Shepherd added 15 points and nine rebounds and Jared Sam scored 14 points and led the team with 11 rebounds.

Southern trailed at the half

Southern trailed 31-27 at the break and Shepard scored nine points as part of an 11-4 start to the second half that moved the Jaguars into a 38-35 lead with 13:21 to play. Arkansas-Pine Bluff cut it to 65-60 with 1:06 left but could not get closer.

Martaveous McKnight scored 23 points with five rebounds and four assists for the Golden Lions (9-17, 9-3).