Jackson helps lift Grambling past Southern

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GRAMBLING, La. (AP)De’Vante Jackson had 23 points as Grambling edged Southern 66-62 on Saturday.

Ivy Smith Jr. had 18 points and six rebounds for Grambling State (12-11, 6-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference).

Ahsante Shivers had 16 points for the Jaguars (9-14, 6-4), whose six-game win streak ended with the loss. Damiree Burns added 14 points. Amel Kuljuhovic had nine rebounds.

Micah Bradford, whose 9 points per game entering the matchup ranked second on the Jaguars, shot only 18 percent in the game (2 of 11).

The Tigers improve to 2-0 against the Jaguars on the season. Grambling State defeated Southern 61-56 on Jan. 11. Grambling State faces Alcorn State at home on Monday. Southern plays Jackson State on the road on Monday.

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