USC AIken hold on to beat UNC Pembroke

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Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019

(MGN Online)

AIKEN, S.C. – The No. 6 University of South Carolina Aiken men's basketball team used a huge night from Ty'lik Evans and a last-second defensive stand to secure a 90-87 win over UNC Pembroke Wednesday evening.

The Pacers improve to 23-2 on the year and 17-2 in league play. The Braves are now 18-7 overall and 13-6 against conference competition.

Head coach Mark Vanderslice's team was guided by a 32-point, seven steal, five assist, five rebound performance from Evans. He buried nine-of-16 from the floor, including six-of-11 from downtown – and made all eight charity tosses.

Faison Brock poured in 20 points on eight-of-13 shooting while Robert Hill connected on 10 points to go along with a team-best eight rebounds. Shaquan Jules garnered eight points while Xzavier Barmore tallied seven points and five assists. Doniel Dean tallied six points, four assists and swatted three shots.