Southern U. beats Texas-Southern 61-51

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)—Chris Davis scored 17 points to lead Southern University to a 61-51 victory over Texas Southern on Saturday night for the Jaguars’ first victory of the season.

Desmond Griffin scored 12 points and Barry Honore added 10 and grabbed nine rebounds for the Jaguars (1-12, 1-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference).

Ricky Boyles led the Tigers (0-14, 0-1) with 14 points and Deandre Hall scored 11.

Both teams shot 32.1 percent from the field (9 of 28) in a close first half, which Southern ended on a 7-3 run to take a five point halftime lead. But the Jaguars shot slightly better than the Tigers in the second half—46.2 percent (12 of 26) compared to 44 percent (11 of 25)—to seal the win.

Southern scored 14 points off 22 Texas Southern turnovers, and had 12 fastbreak points in the game.

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