Texas Rio Grande Valley tops Texas Permian Basin 93-80

NCAA Men's Basketball
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EDINBURG, Texas (AP)Lesley Varner II had 23 points as Texas Rio Grande Valley defeated Texas Permian Basin 93-80 on Tuesday for its sixth straight victory.

It’s the longest winning streak for UTRGV since the 2007-08 team won seven straight.

Jordan Jackson had 19 points for UTRGV (12-14). Chris Freeman added 13 points, and Javon Levi had seven assists as the Vaqueros posted a season-high 29 assists. UTRGV hit a season-high 14 3-pointers, five shy of tying a program record.

The 93 points tied a season high for UTRGV set on Nov. 11 against Howard Payne.

Deaunte Lee had 16 points for the Falcons. Pat Dembley added 13 points, and Donoven Carlisle had 10.

UTRGV plays New Mexico State on the road on Saturday.

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