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2021-2022 Basketball

Southern squeezes by Kent State

Jags make the go ahead bucket in the closing seconds.

Courtesy: Southern University

Kent, OH—With 13 seconds to go, a layup by PJ Byrd lifted the Southern University Jaguars (6-6, 0-0) over Kent State University (5-5, 0-0) by a score of 78-76 on Sunday afternoon inside Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center in Kent, Ohio.

The Basics

  • Final Score: Southern 78, Kent State 76
  • Records: Southern (6-6, 0-0 SWAC) | Kent State (5-5, 0-0 MAC)
  • Location: Kent, Ohio – Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
  • Series: SU 1-0

How It Happened
First Half

  • The Jaguars shot 9-27 from the field led by Jayden Saddler with nine first half points.
  • SU had their biggest deficit of 22 with 3:02 remaining in the first.
  • There score was tied one time with three lead changes in the first.
  • The Jaguars were 3-of-10 from behind the three-point line shooting 30 percent.
  • The Jags had five steals to the Flashes four.
  • Southern was 6-of-10 from the charity stripe in the first.

Second Half 

  • Tyrone Lyons scored 13 second half points to lead the Jags comeback. 
  • The Jaguars shot 55.6 percent from the field in the second half.
  • Southern shot only 25 percent from behind the arc in the second half going 3-of-12.
  • SU had their largest lead of the game of two with 2:03 to go in the game.
  • SU ended the game on an 18-3 run that was capped off with a driving layup by PJ Byrd with 1.6 seconds left.
  • The Jaguars led the game in points off turnovers, second chance points, points in the paint and fast break points.

Top Performers

Next Up
The Jags head to Dayton, Ohio for a contest against Dayton University on Tuesday, December 21th, with a 7:00pm tip-off.

Southern squeezes by Kent State
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