Thursday, March 3, 2011

Athletics: TSU rallies to defeat Southern 71-63

Texas Southern defeated Southern 71-63 to improve the home win streak to eight. The Tigers’ victory was a mentality changer following the loss at Alabama State on last Monday.

The Tigers fell behind 13-8 seven minutes in the first half. They rallied to tie the score at 11 a few minutes later. Southern’s 3-point shooting gave them a 12-point lead (32-21) with 1:12 remaining.TSU trailed at halftime, 33-24.

The second half was the Kevin Galloway show. Southern’s 50-38 lead midway in the second half dwindled to a TSU 57-56 lead at the 3:53 mark. The game went back and forth for the next minute before TSU began to pull away with momentum-changing shots from Galloway.

TSU iced the game with a 3-point basket from guard Lawrence Johnson-Danner and clutch free-throws en route to the eight point victory.

Kevin Galloway nearly outscored Southern in the second half with 28 points (Jaguars had 30 team points). He also had eight rebounds and four assists. Lawrence Johnson-Danner contributed with 11 points. Harrison Smith had 10 points and four rebounds.

Texas Southern (17-11, 15-2) play their final game of the season against Alcorn State on March 5. Tip-off is at 4:30 PM.


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