Biggs leads Texas Southern past Southern 59-58
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Chris Thomas knocked down the first of two free throws with :01 left in the game to lift Texas Southern to a 59-58 win over Southern in a Southwest Conference battle Monday night.
Deverell Biggs scored 20 points to lead the Tigers (5-10, 2-0 SWAC), who shot 41.3 percent from the field (19 of 46) and hit just 2 of 11 shots from distance.
Southern (4-12, 1-1), the defending conference regular season champions, lost to No. 22 Baylor by four points and No. 9 Iowa State by 10 before posting a 68-56 win over Prairie View in the conference opener.
Trelun Banks had 16 points to lead Southern, which shot 24 of 57 from the field (42.1 percent).