JACKSON, Miss. -- Damien Goodwin dunked with just more than a minute left to give Southern a 10-point lead and the Jaguars cruised to a 68-63 win at Jackson State Monday night.
Calvin Godfrey, YonDarius Johnson and Tre Lynch each pumped in 15 points for Southern (14-10, 10-1 SWAC), which now leads the conference standings by two full games after second-place Alabama State fell to Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Godfrey pulled down nine rebounds.
The Jaguars built a nine-point lead at intermission, then held off a Jackson State rally.
Southern was 22 of 48 from the field and 10 of 15 from long range.
Jackson State shot 36 percent from the field (18 of 50) and was 4 of 6 from long range.