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Jackson State Tigers (14-18)


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@ MsVl 
L 67-70
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@ Ark-PB 
W 62-51
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vs. AlaA&M 
W 72-64
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vs. AlSt 
W 65-59
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@ Sou 
L 63-69
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Southern beats Jackson State 69-63 in SWAC quarterfinal

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Jared Sam grabbed 11 rebounds and scored 22 points, including a go-ahead free throw late, and third-seeded Southern rallied to beat Jackson State 69-63 in Tuesday night's Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal.

The Jaguars (15-17) will play in Friday's semifinal against No. 2 Alcorn State (17-13), which beat No. 7 Mississippi Valley State (7-25) 63-60 on Tuesday.

LaQuentin Collins hit a 3, Sam added a jumper, and Southern rallied from a 34-25 halftime deficit to a 42-41 lead with 13:02 to play. After two lead changes, Sam hit a go-ahead free throw and Southern led 62-58 on Chris Thomas' free throws with 1:31 to go. Sam hit five more from the line down the stretch to seal it.

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Leaders
Points: Y. Specks14.6
Rebounds: J. Middleton8.1
Assists: Y. Specks2.7
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: Y. Specks85.5%
3P%: E. Dennis32.8%
Steals: P. Collins2.0
Blocks: D. Roscoe0.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga35-1
3 Kansas31-4
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-5
6 North Carolina30-7
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon32-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga35-1
3 Kansas31-4
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-5
6 UCLA31-5
7 Duke28-9
8 North Carolina30-7
9 Oregon32-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Southwestern Athletic Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Texas Southern 16-2 23-12
Alcorn State 13-5 18-14
Grambling State 10-8 16-17
Southern University 10-8 15-18
Jackson State 10-8 14-18
Prairie View A&M 10-8 13-20
Mississippi Valley State 7-11 7-25
Alabama State 6-12 8-23
UAPB 6-12 7-25
Alabama A&M 2-16 2-27
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 64.6 (333)
Rebounds: 13.3 (15)
Assists: 10.9 (325)
FG%: 38.5% (346)
FT%: 67.4% (272)
3P%: 29.7% (340)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 66.9 (52)
Rebounds: 23.2 (313)
Assists: 11.7 (61)
FG%: 43.4% (161)
FT%: 71.9% (264)
3P%: 33.2% (87)
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