Texas Southern (10-19, 10-6 Southwestern Conference) is in a three-way tie with Prairie View A&M and Southern for third in the standings, a half-game behind Arkansas-Pine Bluff and full game behind Grambling State.
Bruce, who hit nine 3-pointers and finished with 35 points in Saturday's win over Alabama A&M, scored a career-high 37 with eight 3s two days later while Jefferson tied his career best with 34 points. Jefferson, a sophomore, has scored at least 20 points in 12 of his 20 games this season.
Bruce and Jefferson hit back-to-back 3s to give TSU the lead for good at 18-12 and the Tigers scored the last nine points of the first half to make it 46-29. Alabama State trailed by double figures the rest of the way.
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.
Davis setting high standard for Rebels
Ole Miss head coach Kermit Davis joins The Paul Finebaum Show to discuss the expectations for his first season with the program.
Coach K: Tre Jones' shoulder injury not long-term concern
Duke guard Tre Jones could return sooner than expected from a separated right shoulder, coach Mike Krzyzewski told The Athletic on Thursday.