Southern vs Texas Southern

Texas Southern 79, Southern U. 66


HOUSTON (AP) - Omar Strong scored 34 points, including seven 3-pointers, and Texas Southern won its 11th straight game, 79-66 over Southern, on Thursday night to take control of the Southwestern Athletic Conference regular-season championship.

Strong was 9 of 15 from the floor, including 7 of 13 from 3-point range, for the Tigers (16-14, 15-2), who moved ahead of Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Southern into sole possession of the SWAC lead. Texas Southern can clinch the outright title by beating Alcorn State on Saturday in its regular-season finale.

Ray Penn added 14 points for Texas Southern, and Fred Sturdivant had nine points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots.

Derick Beltran led the Jaguars (20-9, 14-3) with 16 points. Brandon Moore and Javan Mitchell chipped in 13 apiece. Southern saw its four-game winning streak snapped.

Texas Southern never trailed after the opening minutes and led by as many as 24 in the second half.

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Southern Jaguars
B. Moore, F246-80-080113
J. Mitchell, C264-95-740413
D. Beltran, G385-155-633116
J. Grace, G324-103-422212
C. Monroe, G170-20-02150
M. Miller273-93-441210
C. Hyder190-00-02110
Y. Johnson121-30-31122
M. Bol50-00-00000
Totals 23-5616-242991866
Texas Southern Tigers
F. Sturdivant, F272-75-79049
A. Clayborn, F230-32-27202
R. Penn, G355-122-357314
O. Strong, G339-159-1021234
L. Johnson-Danner, G283-71-12229
M. Gibbs323-62-37248
K. Sutton191-21-25033
D. Ellington30-10-00100
Totals 23-5322-2843151879
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Texas So.17-223-12105
Alcorn St.14-518-14228
Southern U.11-815-18320
Jackson St.10-914-18322
Prairie View10-913-20307
Miss. Val.7-127-25334
Alabama St.6-138-23342
Alabama A&M2-162-27351
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OHST 63 Final
NW 53
UTST 61 Final
LT 84
DUKE 68 Final
UVA 73
GONZ 70 Final
BYU 65
ORST 75 Final
ORE 85