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Jackson State defeats Alabama State 66-59
Thursday, Mar 14, 2013

GARLAND, Texas (AP)—Christian Williams scored 22 points to lead Jackson State to a 66-59 win over Alabama State on Thursday in the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament.

Williams was 6 of 13 from the field for the game for the second-seeded Tigers. Jeff Stubbs scored 18 points. Willie Readus and Derrell Taylor had seven rebounds apiece.

No. 5 seed Alabama State led 31-30 at halftime and shot 41 percent from the field for the game, while Jackson State shot 36.5 percent. But the Hornets had 12 turnovers, and Jackson State (11-17) had the advantage in rebounding 40-35.

Phillip Crawford had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Hornets (10-22). Denaell McDaniel had 15 points, and Joshua Freelove added 11. Bobby Brown had a team-high 11 rebounds.

Jackson State will play the winner of the Thursday night match between Alcorn State and Prairie View on Friday.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Alabama St.
Phillip Crawford Phillip Crawford
6-13,  18 Pts
9 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Jackson St.
Christian Williams Christian Williams
6-13,  22 Pts
6 Rebs, 3 Assists

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