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Walker lifts Texas Southern past Jackson St. 54-50 in SWAC

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Texas Southern takes the lead on Joirdon Karl Nicholas' dunk (0:26)

Texas Southern takes the lead on Joirdon Karl Nicholas' dunk (0:26)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- — John Walker III came off the bench to score 14 points to lift second-seeded Texas Southern to a 54-50 win over seventh-seeded Jackson State in the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Yahuza Rasas had 10 points for Texas Southern (16-12). Brison Gresham added seven rebounds.

Jayveous McKinnis had 15 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks for Jackson State (11-19). Ken Evans Jr. added 10 points.

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