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Courtesy: Southern U. Athletics

MBB Quarterfinals: SUBR rallies late past JKST

Release: 03/06/2018

#4 Southern 62, #5 Jackson State 60
BATON ROUGE, LA – The visiting Tigers led by as many as 13 with 12:11 remaining, but the host Jaguars rallied back with a 19-6 run to tie it at 54 with 4:03 left before Eddie Reese made two winning free throws with one second on the block to help Southern pull out the victory at the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

Reese finished with a game-high 21 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field and was 8-of-10 from the line to go along with four assists, one steal and one block for the Jaguars (15-17).

All-SWAC First Team selection Jared Sam had 12 points and five rebounds. Southern shot 50 percent from the floor as a team in the second half after shooting just .375 in the opening half as it trailed by four at the break.

Southern advances to play #1 Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Delmar Fieldhouse in Houston on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in SWAC Tournament semifinal.