Sunday, February 7, 2016

Alcorn loss hurt Jackson State in more ways than one

JACKSON, Mississippi -- It was just one loss, but Jackson State's slip up against Alcorn State on Saturday night hurt in more ways than one.

Fortunately for the Tigers, they'll have the chance to redeem themselves in a big way when they host Southern at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the Lee E. Williams AAC.

Saturday's loss knocked JSU (12-11, 7-3 SWAC) from a second-place tie in the conference with the Jaguars (16-7, 8-2) and into a tie for third with the Braves (9-12, 7-3).

The Tigers' hopes were for a win against Alcorn State, which would set up a date for sole possession of second place against Southern. That dream has been washed away now, though.

A win would create a tie for second place with JSU and Southern. If the Braves win, it would be a three-way tie. A Tigers' loss could possibly drop them to fourth place.

So even though this upcoming game isn't the exact scenario JSU was imagining, the stakes are still high.


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