Southern’s season ends in heartbreaking loss to Grambling in SWAC Tournament

Southern Men’s Basketball
Southern head coach Sean Woods
Southern head coach Sean Woods(Gregory Eric Starling | Wade Event Photography)
Published: Mar. 10, 2022 at 4:37 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 10, 2022 at 6:57 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WAFB) - The third-seed Southern Jaguars lost a heartbreaker to in-state rival Grambling State, 60-58, in the quarterfinal round of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday, March 10.

Southern was led by Brion Whitley and Tyrone Lyons, who each had 13 points.

Grambling was led by Tra’Michael Moton, who had 12 points.

GSU held a two-point lead with 11 seconds left to play and a chance to extend its lead to four but Cameron Christon missed a contested two-handed dunk and the Jags rebounded the ball and had a chance to tie or take the lead on the game’s final possession.

A foul by Grambling sent Brendon Brooks to the free throw line with a chance to tie the game but he missed the front end of a 1-and-1 and the Tigers rebounded with just a single tick left on the clock and took the win.

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