BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - For the second time this season, the Southern Jaguars suffered a heart-breaking loss at the buzzer on national TV, when Jamel Waters hit the game winning shot for Alabama State Monday with less than a second remaining.
Waters scored a game-high 14 points in the 56-54 victory for the Hornets (16-7, 12-2), who extended their lead in the SWAC standings over the Jaguars (14-15, 11-4) to a game and a half. Trelun Banks, the only Southern player in double figures with eleven points, sparked his team to a 31-27 halftime lead.
But just like a home game against Texas Southern last month that was also televised by ESPNU, Southern saw its chances for victory disappear with only a fraction of a second remaining.
On January 5 in a 59-58 setback to TSU, the Jaguars were called for a foul with less than a second remaining. The Tigers' Chris Brown made a free throw that sealed Southern's fate, when Adrian Rodgers three pointer that went in the basket at the other end for the win was ruled to be taken after time expired.