Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Jackson's 3-pointer at buzzer gives XU win at Tougaloo


TOUGALOO, Miss. — Seth Jackson scored a career-high 25 points and made a 3-pointer at the final buzzer Monday to give Xavier University of Louisiana an 84-81 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball victory at Tougaloo.
The Gold Rush (19-11, 6-5) won on the road for the second time in three days.
Jackson's shot occurred after Andravious Smith of the Bulldogs (12-11, 4-7) scored a tying 2-pointer after an offensive rebound with six seconds remaining.
Jackson, a junior guard, was 3-of-3 from behind the arc after entering the game 1-of-17 for the season. He made his first 3-pointer Saturday at Edward Waters to end a zero-for-15 drought.

Morris Wright scored 21 points, including four 3-pointers, for Xavier. Chris Ward scored 13 points and Gary Smith 10. Wright scored in double figures for the 38th consecutive game and made a 3-pointer for the 37th consecutive game.

De'Andre Scott scored 30 points and Quintarius Porter 24 for Tougaloo, which led 12-0 through the first three minutes and 43-42 at halftime. Scott made five 3-pointers.
Xavier will visit GCAC and city rival Dillard at 5 p.m. Saturday to close the regular season. The GCAC Tournament will begin March 4 in New Orleans, with first-round games at Dillard (men) and SUNO (women) and semifinals and finals at Xavier's Convocation Center.

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director


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