GRAMBLING, La. -- Kelsey Howard scored 21 points on 8-of-18 shooting from the field, and Jackson State kept Grambling State winless with a 57-46 victory in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game on Saturday night.
Jackson State snapped a six-game losing streak -- all in the conference -- with the win. The Tigers' only other victory was 91-82 at Seattle on Dec. 17.
Jackson State won the turnover battle 12-5, leading to a 16-4 advantage in points off turnovers. Jackson State shot 6 of 14 from beyond the arc to Grambling State's 2 of 8.
Illinois coach John Groce says forward Leron Black has rejoined the team but will sit out the first six games next season after pleading guilty to misdemeanor aggravated assault.
Penn State's board of trustees has approved allowing some fans to buy alcohol at the university's football and basketball stadiums, as well as other athletic facilities.
Auburn point guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen will not play his senior season after battling shoulder problems over the last two seasons.