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ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - Jared Sam scored nine of his 20 points in overtime, Emanuel Sheperd and Jamar Sandifer each had a double-double to help Southern beat Mississippi Valley State 77-70 in overtime. Sheperd finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds and Sandifer added 15 and 12. Sam Converted a 3-point play and then made a layup before Sandifer hit a jumper as Southern scored the first seven points in overtime.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Jeremiah Jefferson poured in nine 3-pointers and finished with 28 points, both career highs, to lead Jackson State to a 79-71 win over Prairie View A&M. Jefferson, a 6-foot-2 junior, was 9 for 15 from the field and went 1 of 2 at the line.

(AP) - Stefon Diggs had the presence of mind to turn in one of the NFL's most memorable playoff finishes. The play was designed to take Diggs out of bounds and give the Vikings a shot at a winning field goal. But he took a quick glance before looking for the ball and realized if the lone safety behind him missed the tackle or slipped, he'd be in the clear for a touchdown.

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - Jason Perry-Murray scored 12 points with 12 rebounds, including a putback at the buzzer, lifting Grambling to a 79-78 win over Texas Southern. Texas Southern had taken the lead on a 3-point play by Donte Clark with six seconds to go.

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Martaveous McKnight had 25 points and six assists, Charles Jackson made five 3-pointers and scored 17 points, and Arkansas-Pine Bluff beat Alcorn State 71-59 for its fifth straight victory. McKnight, who had a game-winning 3-pointer with 12 seconds remaining in overtime against Southern on Saturday, was 7 of 14 from the field and made 9 of 14 free throws against the Braves.

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