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
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
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.