JACKSON, Miss. – BJ West recorded his 11th double-double of the season as the Jackson State men’s basketball team snapped a three game losing streak by beating the Texas Southern Tigers 84-80 in Southwestern Athletic Conference action Monday night at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center.
With the win JSU improves to a 6-12, 2-4 record and TXSO falls to 7-10, 3-2.
West scored a team high 19 points and pulled down a game high 12 rebounds. He went 9-13 from the floor and had two blocked shots. Julysses Nobles followed with a 17 point, nine assist effort. Jeff Stubbs scored 14 points for JSU, as he connected on 10-11 free throws and JB Brent chipped in 12 points on 4-7 shooting from three-point range.
D’Aris Scarver led Texas Southern with 23 points.
JSU held a 39-37 halftime advantage.
For the game JSU shot 52.6% from the field (30-57), 53.8% in threes (7-13) and 70.8% from the line (17-24). TXSO shot 56.3% from the field (27-48), 37.5% from three-point range (6-16) and 66.7% from the line.
After trailing for the first six minutes of the first half, JSU scored 10 straight points to take a 22-11 advantage at the 12:43 mark. TXSO opened the second half by taking a one point lead on a Scarver three-pointer at the 19:51 mark. TXSO eventually built an eight point lead, but JSU tied the game at 61-61 with 9:40 left in regulation and didn’t relinquish the lead again.
JSU held its largest lead, 12 points, with 42 seconds left in the game.
JSU returns to action Saturday, Jan. 25 when the Tigers host Grambling State at the AAC. Tip-off is set for 7:30 pm. For ticket information and promotions call the JSU Athletics Ticket Office at 601-979-2420.