Jackson State vs Alabama State

Alabama St. 70, Jackson St. 66

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Denzell McDaniel scored 16 points and Ryan Watts netted eight of his 10 points during a key early run as Alabama State topped Jackson State 70-66 Wednesday night in each team's Southwestern Athletic Conference opener.

Alabama State (3-11) used a 9-0 run in the second half to take a 39-34 lead. Jackson State (1-9) tied it at 43-all on Dundrecous Nelson's 3-pointer with 8:39 left and again at 45-all on Sydney Coleman's layup seconds later, but then McDaniel drained a 3 for the Hornets and Jackson State never touched the lead again.

To open, the Hornets went without a field goal until Joshua Freelove drained a 3-pointer roughly 5 minutes in. The Hornets trailed 14-3 after Kenny Demouchet's layup for Jackson State, but then Watts hit consecutive 3-pointers and scored eight straight during a 10-0 run to close the gap.

Nelson finished with 27 points.

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Jackson State Tigers
R. Gregory, C112-21-24025
D. Nelson, G269-187-1434527
D. Taylor, G261-12-23024
K. Howard, G233-70-04037
J. Stubbs, G222-100-03134
S. Coleman294-50-04008
C. Williams253-80-24137
P. Williams241-30-02122
K. Stewart90-20-00140
K. Demouchet31-20-01012
J. Lewis20-00-00000
Totals 26-5810-203582566
 44.8%50% 
Alabama State Hornets
S. Patterson, F212-61-27026
S. Brown, F142-60-07135
P. Crawford, F132-70-23014
J. Waters, G335-85-842215
J. Freelove, G272-82-22017
D. McDaniel273-67-1043216
L. Page221-23-53035
B. Brown170-20-01000
R. Watts173-52-223210
J. Jefferson51-20-02102
A. Price40-00-01030
Totals 21-5220-3140101970
 40.4%64.5% 
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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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