GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Texas Southern 60, Mount St. Mary's 52

By MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - John Walker III scored a season-high 19 points and Jordan Gilliam had 12 to help Texas Southern erase a 10-point halftime deficit and beat Mount St. Mary's 60-52.

It's the second straight First Four victory for the Tigers (17-8), who also won in 2018 - their most recent tournament appearance. Texas Southern, the No. 16 seed in the East Region, won its 10th straight game.

Walker also matched his career high with nine rebounds.

Damian Chong Qui scored 14 points and Mezie Offurum had 10 points and 16 rebounds for the Mountaineers (12-11), who fell to 1-9 in tourney play.

It didn't take long for Texas Southern to change the game after trailing 30-20 at the half.

Walker and Gilliam scored the first 11 points to give the Tigers a 31-30 lead. The Tigers started pulling away with a 12-4 spurt that made it 46-42 with 8:10 to play and finally put the game away at the free-throw line.

March 18, 2021


Texas Southern
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Walker III F 34 8-14 2-4 1-2 4-9 1 1 0 1 2 19
J. Nicholas F 27 2-7 2-4 0-0 1-7 2 0 0 0 2 6
J. Gilliam G 35 3-11 4-6 2-6 1-4 1 1 0 1 2 12
J. Hopkins G 30 3-6 2-4 1-2 1-4 1 0 1 0 0 9
M. Weathers G 29 3-11 0-1 2-2 1-6 4 0 0 2 4 8
J. Jones   16 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Y. Rasas   13 1-3 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 0 1 1 3 2
G. Alexander   10 1-3 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 2
C. Baldwin   5 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Totals   199 22-57
(.386)
10-19
(.526)
6-14
(.429)
11-38 9 2 2 5 14 60


Mount St. Mary's
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Offurum F 35 4-8 1-2 1-3 0-16 1 2 0 4 2 10
N. Opoku F 34 4-10 1-4 0-2 2-6 2 3 0 1 4 9
M. Jefferson F 27 0-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 2 0 0 1 0
D. Chong Qui G 40 4-14 4-7 2-9 0-3 3 0 0 0 2 14
J. Reaves G 28 2-6 0-0 2-5 0-3 1 0 0 0 2 6
D. Thomas   29 3-7 2-3 1-3 1-2 1 0 1 2 1 9
F. Barton   7 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 2 0 4
Totals   200 19-49
(.388)
8-16
(.500)
6-22
(.273)
6-37 9 7 1 9 12 52




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