BATON ROUGE, La. -- Demontrae Jefferson scored a career-high 36 points, Donte Clark added 28 and Derrick Bruce made two free throws with eight seconds left and Texas Southern held on to edge Southern 90-88 Thursday night to stay in the hunt for a Southwest Athletic Conference title.
Both Texas Southern (11-19, 11-6) and Southern (13-16, 10-7) were among four teams hot on the heels of SWAC leader Grambling (12-5). The win keeps the Bobcats within range, needing a win at Alcorn State and a Grambling loss as the regular season ends on Saturday.
Southern's Jamar Sandifur fired a 3-pointer from near half court at the buzzer, but the shot didn't come close.
Jefferson was 14 of 21 from the floor, making 4 of 5 from behind the 3-point arc. Clark shot 10 for 24 with eight rebounds.
Waters leads No. 25 LSU past Georgia 92-82 for 8th straight
Tremont Waters scored a season-high 26 points and No. 25 LSU beat Georgia 92-82 on Wednesday night for its eighth straight victory.
Streaking Purdue takes down Ohio State 79-67
Carsen Edwards had 27 points as streaking Purdue held off a late Ohio State rally to win 79-67 on Wednesday night.
Hartford holds New Hampshire to 39 points, wins by 35 points
J.R. Lynch scored a career-high 29 points on seven 3-pointers and Hartford rolled to a 74-39 win over New Hampshire on Wednesday night.