JACKSON, Miss. - The Jackson State men's basketball team picked up its third straight win Monday night at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center, by beating the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions 82-67 in Southwestern Athletic Conference action.
With the win JSU improves to a 4-14, 3-6 record and UAPB falls to an 8-13, 7-2 mark. The Tigers increased their series edge over UAPB to 25-7.
Christian Williams opened the game with a three-pointer and continued the hot shooting for the rest of the game. Williams led JSU with 27 points, going 7-13 from three point range. He also pulled down five rebounds. Dundrecous Nelson followed with 16 points and a game high seven assists. Derrell Taylor added nine points and a team high eight rebounds.
JSU led 39-36 at halftime. The Tigers outscored UAPB 43-31 in the second half. JSU connected at a 52.8% rate from the field, 40.9% from three-point range and 68% from the free throw line. UAPB shot 40% from the field, 26.7% in threes and 65.2% from the line. UAPB held the advantage in rebounding (34-31).
Jackson State will return to action Saturday, Feb. 2 when the Tigers travel to Lorman, MS to take on the Alcorn State Braves in SWAC action. Tip-off is set for 5:30 pm.