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The Jackson State Tigers took care of the Seattle Redhawks to nab their first win of the season.
The Seattle Redhawks dropped an embarrassing loss, falling to Jackson State University Tigers by a final score of 91-82 at home at KeyArena Monday night. Jackson State won its first game of the season to improve to 1-7, as Seattle fell to 3-5 on the season.
Seattle took two threes to go up 13-11 early in the contest, but struggled shooting early to fall behind 17-15. Seattle dominated the rebounding battle early to tie things up at 21-21. Seattle then was involved in a seesaw back-and-forth affair to go ahead 37-35 at halftime.
Jackson State then went on a 23-12 run to start the second half to take a 58-49 lead with just under 12 minutes left. Seattle would try to rally multiple times to cut the lead to 62-58, 67-63 and 77-75, but could not make up any ground the rest of the way and lost one of its toughest games Monday.