DALLAS (AP)—Kelsey Howard scored 27 points and made five 3-pointers to lead Jackson State to a 59-58 victory against SMU in the Dallas Classic on Thursday night.
Howard sank three free throws in the final 20 seconds, giving the Tigers (2-9) the cushion to withstand a 3-pointer by SMU’s Robert Nyakundi at the buzzer.
Willie Readus added 10 points and eight rebounds for Jackson State.
Nyakundi led the Mustangs (5-4) with 15 points and six rebounds, and London Giles added 13 points. Shawn Williams, a Texas transfer, scored 12 points in his SMU debut.
The game was played at 7,500-seat Ellis Davis Fieldhouse, which is operated by the Dallas Independent School District. Announced attendance was 1,925.