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JSU eliminated from SWAC Tournament

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By Rob Jay - bio | email

SHREVEPORT, LA (WLBT) - Jackson State's March Madness turned into March sadness Wednesday night in Shreveport. After winning a SWAC record 17 games this season, JSU was eliminated from the conference tournament by one of the worst teams in the nation.

JSU went in as the number one seed against the 8th seeded Grambling Tigers, which is also ranked as the 4th worst team in the nation.

Grambling made 9 - three pointers in the game and held JSU to under 30 percent shooting from the floor.

SWAC player of the year Garrison Johnson scored a game high 27 points, but JSU missed 18 free throws and missed out on a chance at the big dance.

After the loss, Garrison took a moment to thank everyone who made his year special.

"I want to thank our coaching staff from the trainers to the managers to assistants coaches to head coach for allowing me to step into the roll and give me the opportunity to play and progress how we did. I jut thank everybody. We gotta move forward" said Jackson State guard Garrison Johnson.

JSU will now play in the NIT with the opponent to be determined on Sunday.

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