Scores

Final

Jackson State 66

(1-9, 0-1 SWAC)

Alabama State 70

(3-11, 1-0 SWAC)

8:30 PM ET, January 2, 2013

Dunn-Oliver Acadome, Montgomery, Alabama

1 2 T
JKST 26 4066
ALST 25 4570

Top Performers

Jackson State: D. Nelson 27 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Alabama State: J. Waters 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 6 Stl

Alabama St. 70, Jackson St. 66

Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Denzell McDaniel scored 16 points and Ryan Watts netted eight of his 10 points during a key early run as Alabama State topped Jackson State 70-66 Wednesday night in each team's Southwestern Athletic Conference opener.

Alabama State (3-11) used a 9-0 run in the second half to take a 39-34 lead. Jackson State (1-9) tied it at 43-all on Dundrecous Nelson's 3-pointer with 8:39 left and again at 45-all on Sydney Coleman's layup seconds later, but then McDaniel drained a 3 for the Hornets and Jackson State never touched the lead again.

To open, the Hornets went without a field goal until Joshua Freelove drained a 3-pointer roughly 5 minutes in. The Hornets trailed 14-3 after Kenny Demouchet's layup for Jackson State, but then Watts hit consecutive 3-pointers and scored eight straight during a 10-0 run to close the gap.

Nelson finished with 27 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JKST
ALST
Points 66 70
FG Made-Attempted 26-58 (.448) 21-52 (.404)
3P Made-Attempted 4-21 (.190) 8-21 (.381)
FT Made-Attempted 10-20 (.500) 20-31 (.645)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 11 8

2012-13 Season

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