JACKSON, MS - Jeff Stubbs scored a career high 22 points to help lead the Jackson State men's basketball team to a 77-38 victory over the Grambling State Tigers Saturday night at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center.
With the win JSU improves to a 7-16 overall record and a 6-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference mark. Grambling falls to 0-22, 0-14.
Stubbs went 8-12 from the field, including 4-5 from three-point range and was 2-2 from the free throw line. He also pulled down four rebounds and dished out two assists. Kelsey Howard followed with 15 points on 6-11 shooting from the floor. Phillip Williams added 10 points and seven rebounds. Williams went 5-5 from the field.
Will Hornsby and Demetri Wheeler scored nine points each for Grambling.
The game was never in doubt. JSU dominated the contest from the opening tip-off. The JSU Tigers jumped out to a 16-2 lead by the 14:51 mark in the first half. By the seven minute mark, JSU opened up a 30-8 advantage and took a 38-11 lead into halftime.
JSU outscored GSU 39-27 in the second half. The Tigers played stifling defense for the entire game. JSU forced 23 turnovers, but committed only 8. The Tigers held Grambling to 35.1% shooting from the floor and 18.2% from three-point range. JSU 54.5% from the field, 45% in threes and 66.7% from the line.
JSU returns to action Feb. 23, when the Tigers travel to Itta Bena, MS to face Mississippi Valley State. Tip-off is set for 5 pm.