Alabama State vs Jackson State

Alabama St. 81, Jackson St. 78

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Jeff Middlebrooks scored 17 points, and he and Ivory White hit key baskets for Alabama State in the third overtime of an 81-78 victory over Jackson State on Thursday night.

White, who finished with 15 points, hit a 3-pointer to put the Hornets (5-9, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) ahead to stay, 72-71, with 3:49 to go. A 3-pointer by Middlebrooks and a jumper by White extended the lead to 77-71.

A layup by Willie Readus and a 3-pointer by Christian Williams brought the Tigers (3-11, 1-1) back within a point before Tremaine Butler's layup made it 79-76 Alabama State with 29 seconds left.

Howard Kelsey answered with a layup for Jackson State, but Middlebrooks iced the game with two free throws.

Williams led all scorers with 31 points, including a layup that tied the game 68-68 after two overtimes. Jenirro Bush added 20 points and Kelsey 12 for Jackson State.

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Alabama State Hornets
I. White, F454-95-670115
P. Crawford, F204-51-22259
J. Middlebrooks, G524-86-855117
T. Butler, G386-141-540416
K. Washington, G383-105-830413
L. Page341-32-21324
R. Watts242-60-01305
S. Brown161-40-03212
J. Mason80-20-01000
Totals 25-6120-3132151881
 41%64.5% 
Jackson State Tigers
S. Coleman, F192-20-02124
D. Jones, F101-30-02022
K. Howard, G484-124-5110212
J. Lewis, G350-01-24341
J. Bush, G346-137-853520
C. Williams4211-253-331531
W. Readus363-50-07046
K. Stewart240-10-02220
D. Taylor241-20-28012
R. Gregory30-10-01010
Totals 28-6415-2050102878
 43.8%75% 
SWAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas So.16-222-13118
Alabama St.14-419-10257
Southern U.13-518-17229
Prairie View12-615-18260
Ark.-PB9-912-20302
Jackson St.9-911-21322
Alabama A&M8-109-20330
Miss. Val.5-136-26345
Alcorn St.4-146-26348
Grambling0-182-27351
 
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