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The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Connecticut native started the game, played a team-high 29 minutes, and was on the court in the final minutes. Jackson had eight points on 4-of-9 shooting, four rebounds, five assists and one block with zero turnovers. He was 0-for-1 from three-point range and the foul line.
Portsmouth Partnership placed five men in double figures led by 6-foot-5 Robert Vaden from UAB with 15 points. K.C. Rivers, a 6-foot-6 Clemson forward, led the game and his victorious squad with 17 points.
PP, down 11 points, 68-57, at the 9:06 mark of the second half, put together a 21-9 run and took a 78-77 lead with 1:01 left in the game. A layup and free throw by Vaden's Blazer teammate, 6-foot-2 guard Paul Delaney III, provided the final numbers, 80-78.
Two non-shooting fouls by SS and a prevent defense kept PP from getting off a shot in the final six seconds.
Portsmouth Partnership closes out the P.I.T. in a battle for third place against the loser of tonight's final game between Cherry, Bekaert & Holland and Norfolk Naval Shipyard, on Saturday, April 11th at 6:00 p.m.
Over the two games, Jackson has averaged 7.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.5 blocks and 0.5 turnovers. He's shooting 46.7 percent overall and 0.00% from three-point range and the foul line. Jackson has a 9.00 assist / turnover ratio.
- Named NABC
All-District 4 First Team on Mar. 5 ... was DU's lone scholarship upperclassman ... four-year
starter ... did not miss a game in his career (120 in a row)
... 2009 A-10 most improved player (award won by Kieron Achara in 2005) ... 1st Team All-A-10 ... six career POW honors tied for the
most ever by a DU player (with Bruce Atkins - 1979-82) ... broke Norm Nixon's school record for assists (178) in
a season with 194 ... three double-doubles in ‘09 (one
pts.-ast.) ... scored 46 in 2OT NIT loss at Virginia Tech ...
shot a school record-tying 15-of-17 in scoring 36 at Radford
... added 30 vs. Charlotte & 29 at Saint Louis ... DU
record four-time A-10 Player of the Week ... double-digit
scorer in 32 of 34 g. including last 25 in a row ... 5.7 assists per game average was the best since
Martin Osimani averaged 5.9 in 2004.