JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Deforrest Riley-Smith scored 37 points to
lead Southern University to a 73-62 Southwestern Athletic
Conference upset over Jackson State on Monday night.
Southern (3-13, 2-2 SWAC) raced to a 16-10 lead in the first
five minutes of the game and never trailed afterward. The Jaguars
made eight 3-point field goals and limited the Tigers to 1 of 16
shooting from 3-point range in the win.
Jackson State (9-8, 3-1) staged several rallies after trailing
38-30 at halftime, the last bringing the Tigers to within 57-56
with 4:20 left. But Riley-Smith, who scored 20 points in the second
half, hit seven of Southern's next nine points to push the lead
back to 66-58 with 2:12 remaining.
Southern held the nation's leading scorer, Trey Johnson, to 19
points -- 11 below his average.
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