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.
Woodard blocks shot, dribbles around 2 defenders for jam
Mississippi State's Robert Woodard stuffs a shot, then shows off his handles down-court before throwing it down.
Edwards drives and scores plus the foul
Carsen Edwards drives on the baseline, splits two Davidson defenders, scoops and scores while drawing a foul to extend Purdue's lead.
Florida Gulf Coast rallies to beat S. Dakota State 84-78
Haanif Cheatham scored 23 points, Christian Carlyle added 16 with five assists and Florida Gulf Coast rallied late to beat South Dakota State 84-78 on Friday night.