Texas-Pan American holds off Chicago State 68-65

The Associated Press

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) -- Brandon Provost scored 16 points, Jesus Delgado added 15 and Texas-Pan American went on a big second-half run before holding off Chicago State 68-65 on Saturday night.

Ruben Cabrera and Justin Leathers chipped in 12 points apiece for the Broncs (12-11, 3-1 Great West), which forced 22 Chicago State turnovers.

Nate Duhon led the Cougars (7-16, 2-2) with 14 points, and Matt Ross had 13.

Chicago State led 41-37 after Quinton Pippen's jumper 4 minutes into the second half, but an 18-4 run over the next 7 minutes, capped by two Provost free throws, put the Broncs ahead 55-45.

The Cougars pulled within 66-65 on Corey Gray's 3-pointer with 14 seconds left, but Provost made two more free throws before Gray missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Chicago State still leads 7-5 in the all-time series between the schools, but Texas-Pan American has won the last three meetings.

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