Southern rallies to defeat Jackson State in SWAC quarters

Eddie Reese had 21 big points for the Southern Jaguars but it was his last point that proved to be the most critical. He sank the game-winning free throw with one second to go in the game, as the Jaguars defeated Jackson State 62-60 in the quarterfinals of the SWAC basketball conference tournament.

A 12-0 was culminated by Torrey Mayo’s layup ; Jared Sam’s jumper at 4:03 knotted the contest at 54. Jackson State responded with a bucket from Lemmie Howard which put them up 56-54. A pair of free throws each from Maurice Rivers and Julian Daughtry extended the Tiger lead to 60-56.

Jared Sam tied the game at 60 when he canned a jumper off an offensive rebound. Following that Reese was fouled and sank two-of-three free throws to left Southern to victory.

Southern will now take on #1 seed Arkansas-Pine Bluff Friday at 2:30 in the semifinals.

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