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Feb 1, 2014 10:58 PM by Texas A&M Kingsville

Javelina Men Shoot Way To Win Over Rams

SAN ANGELO - The trio of Ta'Quan McDew, Jordan Jahr, and Irvin Hollinger combined to knock down 10 3-point baskets matching a season-high and the Texas A&M-Kingsville men's basketball team shot 52.4% from the floor defeating Angelo State 79-69 at the Junell Center on Saturday.

With the win, the Javelinas improved to 7-12 on the season with a 2-5 Lone Star Conference record. The loss drops Angelo State to 14-5 overall and to 4-3 in the league.

Kingsville never trailed as Jahr and Irvin Hollinger opened the game with back-to-back threes as the Hoggies shot a steamy 10-of-13 from behind the arc in the game. Hollinger had a team-best four treys.

Kenny Williams, who entered as the LSC's top scorer but was held to 12 points, scored on a tip-in to make it 6-5 moments later.

The Javelinas would respond with a 17-6 run to build a 12-point lead, 23-11, with 7:42 to go in the first half.

ASU could get no closer than seven the rest of the half as Kingsville took a 35-22 lead at the break. The Javelinas hit over 57% from the floor in the first half.

Kingsville led by at least nine points in the second half until a late charge by the hosts.

Trailing by 15, 61-46, after a jumper by Jahr, with 4:19 left, Angelo pulled to within eight, 61-53 with three minutes left with a 7-0 run.

A trey by Jahr and two free throws by Rashad Basey pushed Kingsville back in front by 14 points with 2:17 remaining.

Bryan Hammond, who led the hosts with 20 points, pulled the Rams to within seven with 27 seconds left. However, Kingsville hit 3-of-4 free throws to ice the game.

McDew led Kingsville with 20 points including an 11-of-15 effort at the foul line. Jahr added 16 points, while Basey and Hollinger each scored 15 points. Badey added four steals, while Ronald Scott had five assists.

Aside from Hammonds' 20 points, Williams netted 12. Omari Gudul came off the bench for 11 points. Kingsville limited the Rams to 39% shooting from the floor.

The Javelinas remain on the road as they cap their 3-game road trip by heading to Portales, N.M., on Wednesday.

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