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Pitt State Men Pull Away Late for 69-63 Road Win

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Pitt State scored eight of the game's final 10 points as the Gorillas pulled away late for a 69-63 road win over Lincoln Wednesday (Jan. 4) at Jason Gym.

The Gorillas (8-5, 4-3 MIAA) trailed 61-60 with 2:40 to play in the game after Lincoln's Jimmy Payton hit a pair of free throws.

Eric Ray countered with a three-point play, scoring on Pitt State's fourth attempt at the basket on a possession that saw the Gorillas crash the offensive glass.

JaVon McGee, who scored a game-high 20 points in the contest, made it a 65-61 margin after a Lincoln (1-10, 1-5 MIAA) miss with 1:13 to go.

Ray then hit another jumper with 27 ticks to play and then he added a pair of free throws with seven seconds remaining, before the Blue Tigers finally scored again with an insignificant bucket in the game's waning seconds.

McGee made seven of 11 shots from the field in the contest as the Gorillas shot 48.1 percent (25-for-52). Andra Bailey posted a double-double with 13 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

Cedric Ridle matched McGee's scoring effort with 20 points, while Trent Littlejohn and Payton added 11 apiece for the Blue Tigers.

Pitt State will return to action Saturday (Jan. 7) when the Gorillas travel to Emporia, Kan., to face Emporia State. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. (CST) at William L. White Auditorium.

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