Southern U. 74, Auburn-Montgomery 72

Blake Sanford scored 22 points, including two clinching free

throws in overtime, to lead Southern University to a 74-72 victory

over Auburn-Montgomery on Wednesday night.

Julius Ingram added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Jaguars

(1-2).

Southern (1-2) led throughout overtime, building a seven-point

advantage on Brandon White’s layup with 2:15 remaining.

A.J. Ansley cut Southern’s lead to 72-70 with 21 seconds left,

but Sanford hit both of his free throw attempts for a four-point

advantage.

Auburn-Montgomery’s Marquez Brooks missed a 3-pointer with 4

seconds left.

Auburn-Montgomery (0-5), an NAIA program, led 61-56 with 3:04

left, but had to force overtime on Charles Perona’s two free throws

with 14 seconds remaining.

White scored 14 points for Southern.

Jerry Stangline scored 18 points and Stephen Jordan had 13

points and 11 rebounds for the Senators.