Southern U. 67, Chicago St. 60

Earnest Jones and Jazz Williams scored 12 points apiece and

Jones grabbed 14 rebounds as Southern scored nine of the final 11

points to defeat Chicago State 67-60 on Wednesday night.

Jones’ free throw with 3:15 remaining broke a 58-58 tie. A steal

by Norm Nixon Jr. led to a Doug Scott layup to put the Jaguars

(2-10) ahead 61-58, and Nixon made a 3-pointer with 2:24 left for a

64-58 lead.

It was the second win in four games for Southern, which lost its

first eight.

Southern led 18-10 with 12:14 left in the first half, but the

Cougars (5-9) took a brief lead, 23-22, with a 13-4 run. Jonathan

Montgomery, who led Chicago State with 16 points, made four free

throws during that stretch and Christian Wall, who scored 11, had

3- and 2-point jumpers.

Southern took a 32-29 lead into halftime and remained on top

until the Cougars tied it 56-56 with 4:59 to play.