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


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


Dixon scored 29 and Lance Fuertado added 17 points for