Texas Southern wins 3rd straight, beats Southern 77-67
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jeremy Combs had 17 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, John Jones added 12 points on four 3-pointers and Texas Southern beat Southern 77-67 on Monday night.
The Tigers have won their last three games, including a memorable 88-73 victory at Texas A&M on Dec. 29. Their win at College Station was the program's first over the Aggies and seven days later, the Tigers won at Alcorn for their 24th consecutive victory in the series.
Acquaah scores 25, California Baptist edges Southern 79-76
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Milan Acquaah had 25 points and eight rebounds, De'jon Davis added 16 points and nine boards and California Baptist beat Southern 79-76 on Wednesday.
Davis had dunks on back-to-back possessions to give California Baptist a 75-67 lead with 1:28 remaining, but those were the final field goals of the game for the Lancers. Aaron Ray answered the second dunk with a 3-point play to start a 7-0 run to pull to 75-74 with 45 seconds left.
Mike Daum scores 42, South Dakota State wins at home again
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Mike Daum scored 42 points and South Dakota State defeated Southern University 101-92 on Friday night to extend the nation's longest active home-winning streak to 25 games.
Daum, who averages 23.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game, made 13 of 18 shots from the field and 14 of 15 free throws. David Jenkins added 22 points and Tevin King scored 14 for the Jackrabbits (8-3).
HOUSTON (AP) — Martaveous McKnight and Travon Harper combined for 51 points and top-seeded Arkansas-Pine Bluff shot 55 percent and defeated No. 4 seed Southern 71-65 in a Southwest Athletic Conference semifinal on Friday.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff (14-20) will face either Prairie View A&M, the No. 2 seed, or third-seeded Texas Southern in Saturday's championship.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Eddie Reese scored 21 points and the game-winning free throw with one second left and Southern rallied to beat Jackson State 62-60 in a Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal on Tuesday night.
Jared Sam scored 12 points for the fourth-seeded Jaguars (15-17), who face top-seeded Arkansas-Pine Bluff (13-20) in a Friday semifinal.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gary Blackston scored 24 points with four rebounds and four assists and Prairie View A&M beat Southern 77-69 on Saturday in a regular-season finale.
Zachary Hamilton added 22 points and six rebounds for the Panthers (15-17, 12-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference) who head to the SWAC Tournament quarterfinals on March 6. Dennis Jones had 13 points and JD Wallace grabbed 12 rebounds.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Demontrae Jefferson scored a career-high 36 points, Donte Clark added 28 and Derrick Bruce made two free throws with eight seconds left and Texas Southern held on to edge Southern 90-88 Thursday night to stay in the hunt for a Southwest Athletic Conference title.
Sam scores 18 points, Southern holds off Alabama State 70-67
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Jared Sam scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Southern held off Alabama State 70-67 on Saturday night.
Sam was just 4 of 13 from the field but made 10 of 14 free throws for the Jaguars (13-14, 9-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who have won four straight. Jamar Sandifer and Eddie Reese added 12 points apiece and Chris Thomas also had 12 points along with nine rebounds.
Sam’s double-double leads Southern past MVSU 55-51
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jared Sam scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help Southern beat Mississippi Valley State 55-51 on Monday night.
Jamar Sandifer added 12 points, Eddie Reese had 11 points, six boards, and four assists, and Chris Thomas scored 10 for Southern (12-14, 8-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference). The Jaguars were 15 of 23 from the free-throw line compared to MVSU's eight attempts.
Reese with 19, Southern beats Arkansas-Pine Bluff 70-62
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Eddie Reese scored 19 points with six assists and Southern beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 70-62 on Saturday night.
Reese was 7 of 14 from the field including four from distance for the Jaguars (11-14, 7-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who had a 43-27 rebounding edge over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Emanual Shepherd added 15 points and nine rebounds and Jared Sam scored 14 points and led the team with 11 rebounds.
Southern holds on for 67-62 win over Jackson State
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jared Sam had 18 points and 13 rebounds, Eddie Reese made a pair of free throws with 10.7 seconds left and Southern held on 67-62 over Jackson State on Monday night.
Before Reese' foul shots, Jackson State's Julian Daughtry made three free throws, also at the 10.7 second mark, to pull the Tigers within 65-62. Jackson State got the ball again after Torrey Mayo threw the ball out of bounds on the inbound play.
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.
Sam’s late basket lifts Southern over Alabama A&M 62-61
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jared Sam shot 8 of 11 from the field and finished with 19 points, including the winning jumper with four seconds left, and Southern slipped past Alabama A&M 62-61 on Monday night.
Sidney Umude added 14 points, on 6-of-9 shooting, and Eddie Reese scored 12 for Southern (8-13, 4-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference).
Reese guides Southern to 63-61 win over Alabama State
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Eddie Reese hit three 3-pointers and scored 14, Sidney Umude added 11 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots and Southern made just enough free throws down the stretch to fend off Alabama State 63-61 on Saturday.
Umude, Sandifer lead Southern past Florida A&M 68-50
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sidney Umude and Jamar Sandifer combined for 27 points, 21 in the second half when Southern took over, to defeat Florida A&M 68-50 on Thursday night.
Jared Sam matched Sandifer's 13 points, Eddie Reese scored 11 and Emanuel Sheperd had 10 points with 13 rebounds for the Jaguars (3-8), who trailed 31-25 at the half.