Southern upsets Mississippi St, 76-72 behind Banks, Rogers
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Southern University's Trelun Banks and Adrian Rogers combined for 34 points in a 76-72 victory over Mississippi State in the first meeting between the schools Monday afternoon.
The visiting Jaguars held off a late rally by the Bulldogs of the SEC as both teams moved to 1-1 on the season.
Banks finished with 18 points while Rogers added 16 by knocking down 4 of his six attempts from beyond the arc.
Jared Sam added 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds for Southern University. Mississippi State was led by Craig Sword's 16 points while Gavin Ware added 13 points.
Southern University held a 72-64 lead with 2:33 left in the game before Mississippi State went on an 8-2 run and cut the Jaguars' lead to 74-72 with 1:33 left in the game. Mississippi State freshman Malik Newman missed two free throws with 46 seconds left with the Bulldogs trailing 74-72.