Rodgers scores 25, Southern U beats Alcorn State 65-56

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Adrian Rodgers had 25 points to lead Southern University to a 65-56 win over Alcorn State on Saturday night.

Jarred Sam contributed nine points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Southern (10-13, 7-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference).

The Jaguars held a slim 28-24 halftime lead and had to fight off the Braves in the final minutes as Alcorn State kept pressing. Reginald Johnson hit a 3-pointer with 4:23 remaining to close within 54-53.

Southern pushed the lead to 58-55 but the Braves came back again when Michael Davis, who finished with 15 points, split a pair of free throws to trail 58-56 with 1:36 left. Rodgers made three free throws in the final 28 seconds to seal the win.

Johnson had 15 points and LeAntwan Luckett chipped in 11 for Alcorn State (4-17, 3-6).

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