Jackson St. 84, Grambling St. 79

Garrison Johnson scored 22 points to lead Jackson State to an

84-79 overtime victory over Grambling State on Saturday.

Cason Burk added 19 points for the Tigers (15-11,13-1

Southwestern Athletic Conference), who outscored Grambling 10-5 in

overtime, scoring all their points from the free throw line. It was

the 15th victory in 16 games for Jackson State.

Jackson State was 10-for-12 from the free throw line in OT to

hold off Grambling (6-16, 4-10), which forced the extra period when

Greg Dillon hit a 3-pointer with 6 seconds remaining.

Grambling didn’t score after Ariece Perkins’ jumper cut Jackson

State’s lead to 80-79 with 2:32 left. Burk hit two free throws and

Tyrone Hanson and Rod Melvin hit one free throw each in the final

1:20.

De’Suan Dixon had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Jackson

State.

Dixon scored 29 and Lance Fuertado added 17 points for

Grambling.