Monday, January 18, 2016

Jackson State aims to move past Texas Southern lossJACK

JACKSON, Mississippi -- It took a little while, but Jackson State displayed it could hang with defending SWAC champion Texas Southern on Saturday.

While JSU did put together a strong rally at the end of its 71-65 loss to TSU, a moral victory won't make up for the ground they lost in the conference standings.

Wayne Brent described the Texas Southern matchup as a "make-or-break" game for the Tigers, now they'll have to move past the disappointment of the loss and focus on their upcoming contest with Prairie View A&M (1-15, 1-3) at 7:30 p.m. on Monday night at the Lee E. Williams AAC.

Eight days ago, JSU sat at 3-0 in conference play. After back-to-back losses to Southern and Texas Southern, the Tigers are looking to stop their losing skid.

"Just (need to avoid) the droughts," JSU guard Raeford Worsham said. "We need to stay together, believe in each other and exit out the scoring droughts we have, the mishaps on defense. That's it."


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