MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Martaveous McKnight had 24 points, six rebounds and nine assists on Monday night and Arkansas-Pine Bluff beat Alabama State 94-68 for its third win in a row.
The Golden Lions (3-14, 3-0 Southwest Athletic Conference) pulled away with a 14-3 run to lead 64-45 on Joe'Randle Toliver's 3-pointer with 8:57 left in the game. The Hornets (2-14, 2-2) got no closer than 16 the rest of the way.
The Golden Lions scored the first eight points, but the Hornets answered with the next nine and kept it close for the first 15 minutes of the game. UAPB pulled away late in the half and led 43-32 at the break.
Mannion, who recently reclassified and is ESPN's No.11 overall player in the class of 2019, chose Arizona over Marquette.
He'll fit in with Sean Miller's plans for a faster tempo on offense.
The cream of the crop of American high school basketball will congregate in Colorado Springs from Oct. 5-7, as USA Basketball unveils its newly expanded Junior National Team minicamp in collaboration with the NBA, NCAA and NBPA.