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Southern to play Champion Baptist again in 2014-15

Southern beat Champion Baptist in historic fashion on Monday, but the two teams have agreed to a rematch next season.

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Two days after Southern University beat Champion Baptist College 116-12, Jaguars coach Roman Banks said that the two teams will meet again next season.

Southern scored the first 44 points of Monday night's contest, setting an NCAA record for the largest run to begin a game. Champion Baptist finally got on the board with a pair of free throws with 5:10 to play in the first half and shot just 3-of-44 for the game.

Banks told that his team never intended to run up the score, despite the lopsided margin:

"We talked and we want to play to set the record straight and show people that there was no intent to hurt anyone or embarrass them," Banks said. "We both felt it was best to play again."

After the game, Champion Baptist coach Eric Capaci took exception to Southern continuing to press, even when the game was out of hand. He told

"For whatever reason, Southern pressed us the entire game," Capaci said. "I have no idea why. He (Southern coach Roman Banks) has his reasons for that. Normally a school would not try to destroy us like that."

Capaci's comments may have spurred the idea to schedule the rematch. Banks reached out to Capaci after reading them to clear the air and both coaches decided it would be best to play again, according to ESPN.

Next year's game will be the third between the two schools in as many years. Southern beat Champion Baptist 90-38 in 2012.

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