Texas Southern 70, Jackson St. 67

Travelle Jones scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half to

lead Texas Southern to a 70-67 win over Jackson State on Saturday

night.

Texas Southern (12-10, 10-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference)

trailed 37-28 at halftime, and by as many as 16, 53-37, with 13:06

left to play.

Texas Southern then outscored Jackson State 23-8 to pull within

61-60 on Kevin Galloway’s free throws with 2:28 remaining. Grant

Maxey answered with a layup for Jackson State, but Jones was too

much from then on.

He scored five straight points to put Texas Southern ahead for

good at 65-63 with 1:14 left, and scored six more the rest of the

way.

Lawrence Johnson-Danner scored 15 points, Justin Ray had 14 and

Gallaway finished with 10 for Texas Southern.

Maxey led Jackson State (13-11, 9-3) with 18 points. Tyrone

Hanson added 16 and Jenirro Bush had 15.