Alcorn State holds off Jackson State 63-60
Saturday, January 7, 2012
LORMAN, Miss. (AP) -- Ken McDonald scored 17 points to lead Alcorn State over Jackson State 63-60 on Saturday.
Alcorn State (4-11, 1-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) hadn't trailed until 2:37 remaining when Derrell Taylor's three-point play put Jackson State ahead 57-54.
Zavian Rimmer then scored five straight to put the Braves back on top.
After a Jenirro Bush 3 gave the Tigers back the advantage, KeDorian Sullivan made a layup with 19 seconds left to put Alcorn State ahead for good, 61-60. Bush then missed a layup 10 seconds later and Ken McDonald made two free throws to seal it for the Braves.
Alcorn State, which shot 50 percent in the first half (12 of 24), led 34-19 at halftime. Rimmer finished with 12 points
Christian Williams scored all 18 of his points in the second half for Jackson State (3-12, 1-2), and Bush added 14.