JACKSON, Miss. -- Jeremiah Jefferson scored 21 points, Paris Collins had 16 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for his second double-double of the season, and Jackson State beat Alabama State 82-73 on Monday night in a Southwestern Athletic Conference opener.
Jefferson and Collins each made three of Jackson State's 11 3-pointers. Jefferson was 9 of 14 from the floor for his third 20-plus game of the season and Collins made 4 of 12 as the Tigers shot 46 percent overall.
Freshman Jacoby Ross scored 18 points on 5-of-13 shooting for Alabama State (0-13), which played its 10th road game. Ed Jones and Reginald Gee each added 12 points. The Hornets were just 3 of 15 from distance.
Winston makes driving layup and draws foul
Michigan State's Cassius Winston makes a layup vs. Nebraska and draws a foul.
Copeland smashes 2-handed slam
Isaac Copeland Jr. puts Nebraska within one of Michigan State with a 2-handed dunk.
AAC says officials won't be disciplined for controversial ejections
The AAC has reviewed the controversial ejections given to Dan Hurley and Frank Haith on Wednesday, but the conference will not discipline the officials who made the "regrettable" call.