Texas Southern vs Jackson State

Texas Southern 61, Jackson St. 54

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Omar Strong scored 18 points and Texas Southern hit late foul shots to hold off Jackson State 61-54 Saturday night in Southwestern Athletic Conference action.

Texas Southern (10-14, 9-2) won its fifth straight game, and eighth in its last nine. Jackson State (5-16, 4-8) lost despite an outstanding game from Kelsey Howard, its only player in double figures with 21 points. They came on 8-of-16 shooting from the floor, including 5 of 8 3-pointers.

Texas Southern, up 31-24 at halftime, led by as many as nine points in the second half. Jackson State got within 52-49 with 1:37 left, but Fred Sturdivant (10 points, 11 rebounds) dunked. Then Strong, who was 10 for 11 from the foul line, hit six straight free throws down the stretch.

Texas Southern shot 46.7 percent from the field (21 of 45). Jackson State made just 28.8 percent (17 of 59).

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Texas Southern Tigers
F. Sturdivant, F335-90-0110510
A. Clayborn, F264-64-570212
O. Strong, G383-710-1141118
R. Penn, G311-90-01212
L. Johnson-Danner, G253-60-00129
M. Gibbs263-40-02116
K. Sutton202-40-05014
B. Rosenberg10-00-00000
Totals 21-4514-163051361
 46.7%87.5% 
Jackson State Tigers
W. Readus, F282-95-87019
K. Howard, G358-160-050121
C. Williams, G282-130-04006
J. Lewis, G230-20-00110
P. Williams, G121-22-21104
J. Stubbs161-84-41336
D. Taylor150-10-03000
S. Coleman143-32-24008
K. Demouchet100-30-00030
K. Stewart100-10-01050
T. Ballard80-00-01030
D. Jones10-10-00000
K. Smith00-00-00000
Totals 17-5913-162751754
 28.8%81.3% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas So.16-218-15185
Alcorn St.13-515-15253
Jackson St.12-620-16222
Southern U.11-722-13186
Alabama St.9-914-17265
Prairie View7-117-24334
Alabama A&M6-1210-18332
Ark.-PB6-128-25310
Miss. Val.6-128-27330
Grambling4-147-24350
 
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