- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Jamel Waters scored 18 points with eight rebounds and Alabama State held Southern to three points in overtime for a 63-59 win on Monday night.

Waters made two free throws with 3:02 left in regulation to give Alabama State a 56-53 lead. Southern’s Adrian Rodgers tied the game with a 3-pointer with 57 seconds remaining and neither team made another shot, forcing overtime.

Rodgers made a basket at the 3:03 mark of overtime for a 59-57 lead, but the Jaguars went scoreless the rest of the way.

Wendell Lewis had 15 points and 10 rebounds to help Alabama State (11-5, 7-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) win its eighth straight game. Waters was 4 of 17 from the field, but went 9 of 10 from the free throw line.

Rodgers finished with 21 points for Southern (9-13, 6-2). The Jaguars had their five game winning streak snapped.


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