BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Allen Smith stole an inbounds pass and
then Terrance Calvin hit a jumper with 1 second left to lift
second-seeded Arkansas-Pine Bluff to a 46-44 victory over Alabama
State in the semifinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference
tournament on Friday.
The Golden Lions (16-15) will face the winner of Friday's other
semifinal between Texas Southern and Grambling State for a bid to
the NCAA tournament.
Calvin scored a team-high 12 points and collected a game-high 12
rebounds. Teammate Savalance Townsend added 11.
Senior Tramayne Moorer led Alabama State (16-15) with a
game-high 23 points.
Alabama State had an opportunity for the final shot in
regulation but had trouble inbounding the ball under its own
basket. Smith's steal came after two Alabama State timeouts.
The Golden Lions outrebounded the Hornets 41-29.