JSU senior guard Garrison Johnson has been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season after, two stellar performances against the conference’s two Texas teams. The Smyrna, Ga. native, averaged 23.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in the two big road wins over Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern.
On Saturday, against PVAM, Johnson recorded 20 points, two assists, and seven rebounds. In JSU’s 70-67 overtime win over TXSU Monday night, Johnson tallied 27 points, 21 of them on seven 3-pointers, and four rebounds to help extend the Tigers’ winning streak to eight games.
The Jackson State Tigers had to bring their hardhats and lunch pails when they battled with the Texas Southern Tigers in an ESPNU televised game Monday night. The Tigers won a physical game 70-67 in overtime at the H&PE Arena on the TSU campus. It was their 8th win in a row.
Garrison Johnson scored a game high 27 points to lead the Tigers to the victory. He connected on 8-22 field goal attempts, 7-18 in threes. Tyrone Hanson followed with 18 points and nine rebounds. Phillip Williams chipped in 12 on 4-4 shooting. Rod Melvin dished out six assists and had two steals.
With the win the Tigers improve to a 14-11 overall record and a 12-1 SWAC mark, putting distance between themselves and the rest of the conference. TSU falls to a 12-12, 8-4 record.
Jackson State will return to action Saturday, Feb. 20, at 4 p.m., when they travel to Grambling State to take on the Tigers.