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Lions hold on for 74-73 win at home over Arkansas Tech

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JordanTalbert's layup with 38 seconds left proved to be the game-winner as theMissouri Southern men's basketball team held on for a 74-73 win over visitingArkansas Tech tonight at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. 

Southern(8-1) wins for the sixth time in the last seven meetings against Arkansas Tech(5-4). The Lions had three score in double-figures led by 21 points from MarquisAddison as the senior went 7-7 from the free-throw line. SlimMagee had a double-double with 16 points and ten rebounds, adding threeblocks. Talbert finished with 17 points on 7-8 shooting with five boards. 

Tech hadthree score in double-figures, as well, led by 18 points from Bryson Fletcheron 7-9 shooting from the field. 

Southernpicked up its first lead of the game at 14-13 after a layup from Addison with11:45 in the first half. A three from AustinWright gave the Lions a 19-17 lead and a three-point play from Talbert with6:08 left in the half gave the Lions a lead they would hold on to going intothe locker room. 

The Lionspushed their lead to ten (45-35) with 18:55 left in the second half, but a 7-1run by Tech capped off by a pair of free throws from Bobby Hatchett gave theWonder Boys a 50-49 lead with 13:56 to go in the game. Both teams traded pointsfor a while before Tech held on to a slim lead for five-minute stretch late. Apair of free-throws from Addison with 44 seconds left cut the ATU lead to justone at 73-72 and Talbert's layup sealed the game. 

The Lionsshot 44 percent from the field in the game and 31 percent from long-range.Southern had a 43-36 advantage on the boards and a 12-7 advantage insecond-chance points. 

Up next forthe Lions will be a trip to Emporia State this Saturday as Southern will takeon the Hornets at 3:30 pm from White Auditorium. 

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