JACKSON – The Jackson State men’s basketball team fell 68-61 to the Alabama A&M Bulldogs in the Tigers Southwestern Athletic Conference opener Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center. With the loss, JSU falls to a 4-9 record (0-1 SWAC) and AAMU improves to 4-7, 1-0.
BJ West led the Tigers with a game-high 19-point, nine-rebound effort. He went 5-10 from the floor and 9-10 from the free throw line in 31 minutes of action. He also recorded a game-high three blocked shots. Jeff Stubbs came off the bench to score 14 points on 5-8 shooting from the field and 4-4 shooting from the line. Derrell Taylor added 12 points on 3-3 shooting from the floor and 6-9 shooting from the line. Treshawn Bolden chipped in 10 points on 3-4 shooting from the floor in 19 minutes of action.
JSU was without the services of leading scorer Julysses Nobles for the second half of the game after he collided with an AAMU player during the first half of play.
Jeremy Crutcher led Alabama A&M with 16 points.
For the game, JSU shot 42.9% from the floor (18-42), 0% from three-point range (0-4) and 73.5% from the line (23-34). AAMU shot 39.1% from the field (18-46), 34.8% in threes (8-23) and 72.7% from the line (24-33). JSU held the rebounding edge (37-28), but AAMU had the advantage in turnovers (16-22).
The Tigers trailed 30-21 at halftime.
Jackson State returns to action Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, when the Tigers host the Alabama State Hornets for Praise and Worship night at the Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, contact the JSU Athletics Ticket Office at 601-979-2420.