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Final

PV A&M 53

(17-16, 12-6 SWAC)

Jackson State 66

(18-14, 15-3 SWAC)

    3:30 PM ET, March 13, 2009

    1 2 T
    PV 33 2053
    JKST 33 3366

    Top Performers

    Prairie View: D. Johnson 9 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Jackson St: J. Caldwell 7 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Jackson St. 66, Prairie View 53

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Grant Maxey scored 15 points and Jackson State opened the second half with 16 unanswered points to defeat Prairie View A&M 66-53 Friday in the semifinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament.

    The Tigers (18-14), who have won 17 of their past 19 games after starting the season 1-12, earned their third straight trip to the final.

    Jackson State, the No. 2 seed, will face the winner of the Alabama State-Arkansas-Pine Bluff game in Saturday's championship game.

    The third-seeded Panthers (17-16) used a 14-0 run in the first half to take a 21-9 lead. The Tigers rallied to tie the game at 33 at halftime, then used a 16-0 spurt to lead 49-33 with 12:55 left. The Panthers could get no closer than eight the rest of the game, snapping their four-game winning streak.

    Jacoie Shivers led Prairie View A&M with 12 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PV
    JKST
    Points 53 66
    FG Made-Attempted 17-56 (.304) 26-59 (.441)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 2-13 (.154)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-19 (.737) 12-19 (.632)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 13

    2008-09 Season

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