Jackson State defeats Texas Southern 70-67 in OT

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HOUSTON (AP)—Garrison Johnson hit seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points as Jackson State defeated Texas Southern 70-67 in overtime Monday night.

Tyrone Hanson added 18 points for Jackson State (14-11, 12-1 Southwestern Athletic), which has won eight straight and 14 of 15.

Junior Treasure led Texas Southern (12-12, 8-4) with 23 points before fouling out early in overtime.

There were four lead changes and two ties in OT before Jackson State scored five straight points on a 3 by Johnson and a layup by Hanson to take a 65-61 lead with 59 seconds left. A layup by Deandre Hall pulled Texas Southern to within 69-67 with 4 seconds left, but it didn’t get off another shot.

After Johnson’s fifth 3 gave Jackson State a one-point lead with 23 seconds remaining in regulation, Marc Ellis hit 1-of-2 free throws with 8 seconds remaining to tie the score at 53, leading to overtime.

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 Top Performers
 Jackson St.
Tyrone Hanson Tyrone Hanson
6-14,  18 Pts
9 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Texas Southern
Junior Treasure Junior Treasure
8-19,  23 Pts
4 Rebs, 6 Assists

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