JACKSON, Miss. -- Jeremiah Jefferson scored 23 points and made five 3-pointers to help Jackson State beat Division III Millsaps 84-46 on Friday in a season opener.
Jefferson was 8-of-12 shooting from the floor. Maurice Rivers, a preseason all-Southwestern Athletic Conference selection, added 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting for the Tigers. Darius Austin chipped in 10 points.
Paris Collins, another all-conference preseason pick, played just 19 minutes and finished with eight points for Jackson State.
The Tigers play their next six games on the road before returning home to face Fisk University on December 11.
James Turner scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting with three 3-pointers to lead Millsaps. The Majors shot just 33 percent from the floor and committed 31 turnovers. Sophomore Buck Blanz, who averaged 11 points and four rebounds last season for the Majors, finished with three points without a rebound.
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