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.
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’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).