JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Malcolm Miller scored a career-high 28 points off the bench as Southern University pulled away from Jackson State 80-67 Tuesday night in Southwestern Athletic Conference action for its sixth straight win.
The Jaguars (10-6, 4-0), who have won nine of their last 10 games, were tied with the Tigers nine times before an 18-5 spurt made it 60-47 with 7:15 remaining. Yondarius Johnson scored eight points in the run.
Southern maintained an 11-point cushion the rest of the way, shooting 64 percent in the second half (16 of 25) compared to 33 percent for Jackson State (13 of 39).
Javan Mitchell scored 14 points and Derick Beltran and Johnson added 12 apiece for the Jaguars.
Kelsey Howard scored 20 points to lead Jackson State (1-12, 0-4), while Dundrecous Nelson added 12 and Jeff Stubbs 10 points. The Tigers, who have lost four games in a row, committed only three turnovers.
Vernon Davis has long been a fan favorite in the D.C. area since his University of Maryland days. The 34-year-old is almost always well-dressed and respectful to the media.
More recently, he has been outspoken about his interest in acting after his football career. A true renaissance man who just so happens to be a force in the National Football League.
In April, NBC Sports Washington ran into Davis at the Team USA Awards where he was serving as guest speaker.
He took his smooth nature to a whole new level Tuesday while vacationing in Ocean City, Md. with his girlfriend Kayla.
Dressed in all white on the beach, Davis proposed in an epic way.
Check out the whole video produced below. We won't spoil it for you, but there were skydivers involved. Take a look:
Davis will suit up for his third season with the Redskins when training camp opens July 26 in Richmond.
Friday night marks the first second-half game of Major League Baseball's 162-game season.
The Washington Nationals begin 5.5 games out of the first-place Phillies and host the second-place Braves for a three-game series before traveling to Milwaukee.
One big piece to Dave Martinez's staff who has been missing since June 8 is Stephen Strasburg. The right-hander was activated from the DL and will start on the mound Friday night.
Ryan Zimmerman was also activated but is not in Martinez's starting lineup.
Prior to experiencing inflammation in his right shoulder during a June 8 start that forced him out of the game early, Strasburg saw flashes of dominance throughout his 13 starts owning a 3.46 ERA with 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings.
Zimmerman hasn't played since May 9 due to a strained right oblique. With the emergence of Matt Adams, it will be interesting to see how Martinez uses both guys throughout the summer.
Here is a look at Friday night's official lineup:
According to Byron Kerr, Zimmerman is still happy to be back, despite not being in the starting lineup.
Catch the Nationals hosting the Braves Friday at 7:05 p.m. on MASN2.