BATON ROUGE, La. -- Jameel Grace made 4 of 5 3-pointers and finished with 24 points as Southern University pulled away to beat Alabama State 58-49 Saturday.
Malcolm Miller added 13 points and seven assists to help Southern (18-8, 12-2) stay undefeated at home.
Ahead 39-38 with 10:54 left to play, Southern scored seven unanswered points, capped by Grace's three-point play to make it 46-38 with 6:43 remaining.
Denzell McDaniel's 3-pointer cut Alabama State's deficit to 53-49 with 3:13 to play, but that was the closest the Hornets would get as they went scoreless the rest of the way.
The Jaguars shot 47.4 percent (9 of 19), while holding the Hornets to 29.4 percent (10 of 34), in the second half.
Southern made 14 free throws, compared to just three for Alabama State.
Phillip Crawford led Alabama State (8-18, 6-7) with a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds.
Four-star power forward Royce Hamm ended his recruitment on Friday with a commitment to head coach Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns after also considering Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Baylor and Houston among others.
Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes did his best Stone Cold Steve Austin impression and brought the pain to some fellow Badgers.
Avery Johnson's first season as a college coach was a success by most measures, and he'll aim to keep the Crimson Tide rolling in the right direction.