Gene Davis closed the first half with a 3-point play to give the Hornets a one point lead.
After the break, the lead changed hands six times before the Tigers (12-18, 9-8) managed to reclaim it with a 7-0 run. Gee hit a free throw and a 3-pointer in the midst of a 6-0 that tied it with 3:01 left. After a Maurice Rivers jumper for JSU, Gee hit 3 of 5 free throws to give Alabama State the lead. Jackson State's Jeremiah Bozeman missed the front end of a 1-and-1, and Tobi Ewuosho hit 1 of 2 free throws to make it 62-60 Johnson rejected Bolden's attempt.
Purchase hits 5 3s, scores 23; Hawaii beats UC Riverside
Jack Purchase scored 23 points and hit five of Hawaii's 13 3-pointers and the Rainbow Warriors never trailed in their 87-64 win over UC Riverside on Saturday night.
Leonard lifts UC Irvine past UC Santa Barbara 83-70
Evan Leonard had a season-high 23 points as UC Irvine stretched its win streak to eight games, beating UC Santa Barbara 83-70 on Saturday night.
Fitts leads Saint Mary's (Cal) past Pepperdine 72-65
Malik Fitts had 25 points as Saint Mary's won its eighth consecutive home game, topping Pepperdine 72-65 on Saturday night. Jordan Ford added 20 points for the Gaels.