LORMAN, Miss. – The Jackson State men’s basketball team fell to a 5-10 overall record and a 1-2 mark in Southwestern Athletic Conference play after losing 64-51 to in-state rival Alcorn State Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at the Dave Whitney Complex.
With the win, Alcorn improves to a 4-11, 1-2 record. The Braves won the game on the strength of hot shooting in the first half. ASU went 12-24 (50%) from the floor in the first half, 4-8 (50%) from the three-point range and 4-5 (80%) from the free throw line. JSU was held to 6-21 (28.6%) shooting from the field. The Tigers went 0-3 in threes and connected on 4-7 free throws (57.1%).
JSU never led in the game. The Tigers scored 19 points in the first half and trailed by 16 points at halftime. ASU increased its lead to 21 points by the 16:21 mark in the second half. The deficit was too much for the Tigers to overcome, despite outscoring ASU 35-32 in the second half.
Derrell Taylor led JSU in scoring with nine points. He also pulled down seven rebounds. BJ West followed with eight points and 11 rebounds.
Marquis Vance led the Braves with 15 points.
For the game, JSU went 17-54 (31.5%) from the field, 2-8 (25%) in threes and 15-20 (75%) from the line. ASU went 21-43 (48.8%) from the field, 4-10 (40%) from the three-point range and 18-23 (78.3%) from the line.
Jackson State returns to action Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, when the Tigers travel to Baton Rouge, La., to take on the Southern Jaguars in SWAC action.