Men's Basketball

Southern Upsets No. 21 Mississippi State On the Road

STARKVILLE, Miss.- Tai’Reon Joseph scored 27 points and blocked Mississippi State’s final shot as Southern closed on a 12-0 run to stun the No. 21 Bulldogs 60-59 on Sunday.

Down 59-48 with 4:28 remaining, the Jaguars took the lead with 23 seconds left on Brandon Davis’ layup. With three seconds left, Joseph blocked Josh Hubbard’s shot to hand Mississippi State (6-2) its second straight loss.

Joseph was 11 of 21 from the field. Davis had 12 points — five during the 12-0 run.

Hubbard led Mississippi State with 14 points, and Cameron Matthews had 12. The Bulldogs also lost at Georgia Tech on Tuesday night in the ACC/SEC Challenge.

Mississippi State shot 40 percent from the field and had 17 turnovers. The Bulldogs outrebounded the Jaguars 34-32 and made just 7-of-26 from three-point territory.

Southern shot 43 percent for the game and made 12-of-19 at the foul line. The Jaguars also had 17 turnovers and made 6-of-21 beyond the three-point arc.

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