HOUSTON (AP) — Fred Sturdivant scored 21 points Monday night to lead Texas Southern to a 64-57 victory over Jackson State.
Sturdivant went 8 of 11 from the field for Texas Southern (9-15, 8-4 Southwestern Athletic), which has won two in a row. His accuracy helped the Tigers shoot 51 percent (23 of 45).
Freshman Kelsey Howard hit double figures for the 20th time this season by scoring 14 points for Jackson State (6-19, 4-9), which has dropped five of its last six.
Keeslee Stewart added 13 points for Jackson State, which shot just 36 percent (18 of 49), though it converted 6 of 16 3-point attempts.
Texas Southern, which led 27-23 at intermission, held a slim rebounding advantage of 30-29.
The teams split the season series, as Jackson State won 54-51 last month.