Jackson State rallies for 51-44 victory

Garrison Johnson scored 20 points and Jackson State won its

seventh straight game with a 51-44 come-from-behind victory

Saturday over Prarie View A&M.

The Tigers (13-11, 11-1 Southwestern) trailed 38-31 with 11:02

remaining before going on a 13-0 run over the next 5 minutes to go

on top 44-38. Johnson and Tyrone Hanson – who finished with 12

points – each had five points during the run.

Darnell Hugee led Prarie View A&M (12-10, 7-4) with 13

points but missed two one-and-one free-throw attempts during

Jackson’s State’s second-half run and finished 5 for 12 from the

free-throw line. The Panthers had their problems shooting, hitting

only 30.6 percent from the field (15 for 49) and 10 percent (2 for

20) on 3-point attempts.

Jackson State won despite committing 17 turnovers and going 9

for 22 from the free-throw line.