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Sam leads Southern to 61-48 win over Alcorn State

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Jared Sam had 13 points and a career-best 14 rebounds as the Southern defense shut down Alcorn State in the final five minutes to record a 61-48 victory on Saturday night.

Southern (9-13, 5-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference) has won four straight.

Chris Thomas had 12 points and Emanual Shepherd added 11 on 5-of-7 shooting.

Southern trailed most of the first half, but rallied to take a 24-22 lead into the break. Alcorn State opened the second half on an 8-2 push, capped by Maurice Howard's 3-pointer, to retake the lead 30-26. Thomas answered with a 3 and Eddie Reese added two more treys for a 35-30 advantage at the 15:34 mark and the Jaguars never trailed again.

The Braves stayed within striking distance until they were outscored 10-3 in the final 5:20 of the game.

Dante Sterling had 16 points and Howard added 13 for Alcorn State (7-15, 3-6).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Alcorn State 7-15 222648
home team logo Southern 9-13 243761
Team Stats
away team logo Alcorn State 7-15 64.4 PPG 37.5 RPG 12.6 APG
home team logo Southern 9-13 64.9 PPG 34.1 RPG 11.6 APG
Key Players
11
M. Howard 13.7 PPG 3.3 RPG 3.5 APG 42.4 FG%
22
E. Reese 13.2 PPG 3.5 RPG 2.4 APG 44.8 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB