Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics
Prairie View 13-19,9-9 SWAC
Winner Jackson St. 14-18,12-6 SWAC
BIRMINGHAM, AL —The Jackson State men’s basketball team went into the halftime break trailing Prairie View A&M 28-16, but rallied from the deficit to tie the game at 54-54, force overtime and eventually take down the Panthers 62-60 at Bartow Arena Thursday.
The Tigers (14-18) had two players score in double figures, led by Ken Evans, who had 22 points and seven rebounds. Romelle Mansel tacked on a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds and Zeke Cook added six points, 13 rebounds and two blocks.
Treyon Johnson pulled down four offensive rebounds to pace the Jackson State offense which grabbed 13 boards and turned them into eight second chance points.
Jackson State did a great job disrupting Prairie View A&M shots in the contest, coming away with eight blocks. Mansel’s six rejections led the way individually for the Tigers.
How It Happened
Jackson State struggled out of the gate, falling behind 28-16 heading into halftime.
Jackson State narrowed its deficit to 46-44 before going on a 9-0 run, finished off by Chase Adams’ layup, to seize a 53-46 lead with 3:44 to go in the contest. The Panthers then fought back to even things up at 54-54 and send the game to overtime. Jackson State got out on the break in the period, scoring 11 fast break points.
Jackson State then took care of business in extra time, outscoring Prairie View A&M 8-6 to seize victory by the 62-60 final score
Game Notes» Romelle Mansel notched a double-double for the Tigers with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
» Jackson State rallied from a 12-point 28-16 halftime deficit to force overtime and ultimately pick up the victory.
» The Tigers held the Panthers to only 30.1 percent shooting from the field.
» The Tigers were active in affecting shots on the defensive end, recording eight blocks as a team.
» Jackson State cleaned up on the offensive glass, collecting 13 offensive boards in the game.
» Ken Evans led the Tigers with a game-high 22 points.
» Zeke Cook nabbed 13 rebounds to lead Jackson State and Romelle Mansel contributed 11.
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