Jackson State beats Alabama A&M 77-63

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP)—Grant Maxey scored 18 points to lead Jackson State to a 77-63 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Darrion Griffin and Garrison Johnson added 15 points apiece for the Tigers (16-14, 15-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference), while Jeremy Caldwell chipped in with 13. The Tigers won 11 of their final 12 games after starting the season 1-12.

Trant Simpson paced the Bulldogs (8-18, 6-12) with 17 points, while Cornelius Hester added 15. Alabama A&M lost seven of its final eight games.

The Tigers shot 50.8 percent from the field (31-for-61) and outrebounded the Bulldogs 49-32.

Alabama A&M shot 34.3 percent from the field (23-for-67) and 52 percent from the free-throw line (13-for-25).

The Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament begins on March 11.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Alabama A&M
Trant Simpson Trant Simpson
5-15,  17 Pts
3 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Jackson St.
Grant Maxey Grant Maxey
7-13,  18 Pts
12 Rebs, 1 Assists

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