JACKSON, MS - The Jackson State men's basketball team ended a two game losing streak by beating the Prairie View A&M Panthers in Southwestern Athletic Conference action Monday night at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center.
JSU got a balanced scoring effort as three Tigers scored in double-digits and six other players got into the scorebook. Christian Williams went 6-14 from the field to lead JSU with 17 points. Kelsey Howard and Derrell Taylor each scored 10 points. Howard also pulled down a game-high seven rebounds and Taylor had six. Willie Readus chipped in eight points and three rebounds and Jeff Stubbs added eight points and four rebounds.
Two Panthers scored in double-digits. Jourdan DeMuynck scored a team-high 12 points and Carl Blair added 11.
Prairie View (10-15, 5-7) opened the game with a 4-0 lead, however by the 15:36 mark in the first half JSU had taken a 9-7 advantage. The Tigers never trailed again.
JSU held a 41-27 advantage at halftime. JSU eventually built its lead to 16 points by the 17:12 mark in the second half. For the game JSU shot 43.1% from the floor (22-51), 25% from three-point range (4-16) and 70.8% from the free throw line (17-24). PVAM connected at a 46.9% rate from the floor (23-49), 25% in threes (3-12) and 55% from the line (11-20).
JSU out-rebounded PVAM 31-25 and forced one more turnover than the Panthers (15-16).
The Tigers shot 50% from the floor (14-28) in the first half, 37.5% in threes (3-8) and 71.4% from the line (10-14).
Jackson State (6-16, 5-8) returns to action Saturday, Feb. 16 to host the Grambling State Tigers at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. Tip-off is set for 5:30 pm.