Scores

Final

Texas Southern 61

(10-14, 9-2 SWAC)

Jackson State 54

(5-16, 4-8 SWAC)

    6:30 PM ET, February 9, 2013

    Williams Center, Jackson, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    TXSO 31 3061
    JKST 24 3054

    Top Performers

    Texas Southern: O. Strong 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Jackson State: K. Howard 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl

    Texas Southern 61, Jackson St. 54

    Associated Press

    JACKSON, Miss. -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TXSO
    JKST
    Points 61 54
    FG Made-Attempted 21-45 (.467) 17-59 (.288)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 7-19 (.368)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-16 (.875) 13-16 (.813)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 0

    2012-13 Season

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