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      UTPA Men's Hoops Wins Third Straight

      The University of Texas-Pan American Broncs men TMs basketball team is on their longest winning streak in three years, now at three games, after beating the New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders 75-67 on Thursday at the UTPA Fieldhouse.

      The Broncs (10-17, 4-2 Great West Conference) last won three-straight from February 14-23, with third game also coming against the Highlanders (11-13, 4-3 GWC) at home.

      The Broncs recorded new season-highs in free throws made and attempted, going 33-for-45 (73.3%), including 12-of-14 (85.7%) in the final 1:38 to put the game on ice. Brandon Provost was 7-for-8 in the final 52 seconds while going 10-for-12 overall for a team-high 15 points.

      Jared Maree was second on the team in scoring with 14 points, including a three-pointer that gave the Broncs the lead for good at 51-49, a three-point play to make it 55-51, and a three-pointer to make it 55-52 in the final five and a half minutes.

      That was all part of a 21-9 run, capped by a Jesus Delgado free throw that made it 66-57 with 1:28 left.

      The Highlanders jumped out to a 9-2 lead on three-pointers by Chris Flores, Ryan Woods and Isaiah Wilkerson, but the Broncs came back to within 11-10 thanks in-part to three rim-rocking dunks by Josh Cleveland.

      The Broncs trailed until the end of the first half, but were never down by more than seven, staying within one or two possessions for the majority of the period. Earl Jefferson hit two free throws at the end of the half to tie the game for the first time, at 33-33.

      Jefferson gave the Broncs their next tie and their first lead with 10:01 remaining in the second half by hitting two more free throws. After the Highlanders took the lead back, Cleveland turned a rebound into a dunk to tie the game at 47-47, and hit a free throw with 6:08 left to give the Broncs a 48-47 lead.

      The Highlanders were led by Wilkerson, who scored 16 points with nine rebounds. Lamar Kearse scored 13 points while Ryan Woods chipped in with 12.The University of Texas-Pan American Broncs men TMs basketball team is on their longest winning streak in three years, now at three games, after beating the New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders 75-67 on Thursday at the UTPA Fieldhouse.

      The Broncs (10-17, 4-2 Great West Conference) last won three-straight from February 14-23, with third game also coming against the Highlanders (11-13, 4-3 GWC) at home.

      The Broncs recorded new season-highs in free throws made and attempted, going 33-for-45 (73.3%), including 12-of-14 (85.7%) in the final 1:38 to put the game on ice. Brandon Provost was 7-for-8 in the final 52 seconds while going 10-for-12 overall for a team-high 15 points.

      Jared Maree was second on the team in scoring with 14 points, including a three-pointer that gave the Broncs the lead for good at 51-49, a three-point play to make it 55-51, and a three-pointer to make it 55-52 in the final five and a half minutes.

      That was all part of a 21-9 run, capped by a Jesus Delgado free throw that made it 66-57 with 1:28 left.

      The Highlanders jumped out to a 9-2 lead on three-pointers by Chris Flores, Ryan Woods and Isaiah Wilkerson, but the Broncs came back to within 11-10 thanks in-part to three rim-rocking dunks by Josh Cleveland.

      The Broncs trailed until the end of the first half, but were never down by more than seven, staying within one or two possessions for the majority of the period. Earl Jefferson hit two free throws at the end of the half to tie the game for the first time, at 33-33.

      Jefferson gave the Broncs their next tie and their first lead with 10:01 remaining in the second half by hitting two more free throws. After the Highlanders took the lead back, Cleveland turned a rebound into a dunk to tie the game at 47-47, and hit a free throw with 6:08 left to give the Broncs a 48-47 lead.

      The Highlanders were led by Wilkerson, who scored 16 points with nine rebounds. Lamar Kearse scored 13 points while Ryan Woods chipped in with 12.

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