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.
Mosby with 24 points as Alcorn State beats Southern 89-85
LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — A.J. Mosby scored 24 points and dished five assists and Alcorn State beat Southern 89-85 on Saturday night.
Mosby was 7 of 12 from the field including three from long range for the Braves (11-18, 7-9 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Dante Sterling added 22 points and Troymain Crosby contributed 17 points and six rebounds before fouling out. Devon Brewer and Yalen Reed also left the game early, contributing to 24 personal fouls for Alcorn State.
Sam scores 20 to lead Southern over Alabama A&M 60-50
NORMAL, Ala. (AP) — Jared Sam had 20 points and 12 rebounds as Southern defeated Alabama A&M 60-50 on Monday.
Emanual Shepherd had 10 points and three blocks for Southern (14-14, 10-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which won its fifth consecutive game. Chris Thomas added eight rebounds. Jamar Sandifer had six rebounds for the visitors.
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).
Sam leads Southern to 80-69 win over Grambling
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jared Sam scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Southern picked up its first conference win, beating Grambling 80-69 on Saturday.
Sam was 4 of 7 from the floor and 11 of 12 from the line for the Jaguars (5-11, 1-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Jamar Sandifer added 18 points and five rebounds and Sidney Umude had 12 points.
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.
Southern beats NAIA Wiley 92-69
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jared Sam scored 24 points and tied a career-high with 13 rebounds, LaQuentin Collins added 15 points, and Southern beat NAIA Wiley 92-69 on Wednesday night.
DeRias Johnson's 3-pointer extended Southern's lead to 26-15 and Sam's 3 just before the halftime buzzer made it 48-29.
Southern beats Tennessee Martin 69-66 for Jaguars first win
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jared Sam scored 27 points on 9-for-13 shooting from the floor and 9 of 11 at the free throw line and Southern beat Tennessee Martin 69-66 Wednesday night for the Jaguars' first win of the season.
With a 65-64 lead, Mubashar Ali buried a jumper and 1 of 2 free throws and LaQuentin Collins made 1 of 2 free throws with two seconds to go, and Southern (1-5) held on. Delfincko Bogan missed a 3-point heave for Tennessee Martin (1-4).