As playoff seedings begin to slowly come into focus, Southern University picked up another important win on Monday night. The Jaguars (14-9,8-2 SWAC) led virtually the entire night en route to a 72-58 victory over Alabama State (7-17,5-6 SWAC) at home. Southern now sits alone atop the SWAC standings with a full game lead over Texas Southern, Florida A&M, Grambling and Alcorn State.
Southern led by double digits for the entire second half, with a trio of players scoring in double figures. Terrell Williams Jr. scored 17 with Brion Whitley chipping in 15 and Tyrone Lyons adding 11 points.
The Jaguars outscored the Hornets 14-8 over the last five minutes of the first half, turning a two possession game into an eleven point lead at the break.
|Prairie View A&M||4-7||0.364||4-15||0.211||L3|
|Mississippi Valley State||1-10||0.091||1-20||0.048||L8|
Didn’t look back after halftime
Alabama State never threatened in the second half as Southern led by as many twenty points as it rolled on to another win.
Southern had a plus six advantage in points off turnovers and claimed a 22-8 advantage in second chance points. The Southern bench outscored Alabama State by 12, and points in the paint was a plus 16 advantage for the Jaguars.
Southern travels to Prairie View A&M on Saturday to take on a slumping Panther team that was expected to contend for the regular season championship. Alabama State returns home for a Saturday matchup against UAPB.