- Associated Press - Monday, January 10, 2011

JACKSON, MISS. (AP) - De’Suan Dixon scored 18 points and Tyrone Hanson added 17 as Jackson State easily beat Southern 73-49 on Monday.

Grant Maxey scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds off the bench for his first double-double of the season. The Tigers (8-8, 4-0 SWAC) won their 17th consecutive regular-season Southwestern Athletic Conference game.

Jackson State held Southern to just four points over the first 14 minutes of the game, jumping out to a 30-14 lead by halftime. The Jaguars shot 18.2 percent (4 of 22) from the field in the first half.

Southern (2-14, 1-3) was led by Julius Ingram’s 11 points. Jameel Grace added 10. The Jaguars shot 61.9 percent (13 of 21) from the field in the second half, but it wasn’t nearly enough to catch the Tigers.

Jackson State outrebounded Southern 43-29, grabbing 21 offensive rebounds. Southern also committed 23 turnovers.

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