Men's Basketball Recaps: Nov. 30
Jacksonville State 77, Alabama State 69
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – A hot-shooting Jacksonville State downed Alabama State 77-69 at Pete Mathews Coliseum Thursday night, ending an eight-game road trip for the Hornets to open the 2017-18 season.
Branden Johnson led Alabama State (0-8) with 10 points and seven rebounds – five offensive, connecting on 5-of-8 shots from the floor in the loss. Gene Davis, Tobi Ewuosho and Reginald Gee each added nine points; with Davis knocking down 3-of-5 shots from the floor and dishing out four assists.
Terrance LeFlore recorded three steals with three others recording a pair, as the Hornets forced 17 Jacksonville State turnovers.
The Hornets shot 35.5 (22-of-62) percent from the floor and 29.4 (5-of-17) percent from beyond the arc. They also shot a season-high 90.9 (20-of-22) percent from the free throw line, with Gee hitting a perfect 6-of-6.
Jacksonville State (5-2) finished the night shooting 53.6 (30-of-56) percent from the floor and 23.5 (4-of-17) percent from beyond the arc to hold off a late Alabama State charge.
Christian Cunningham led the Gamecocks with 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Cam Martin added 12.
-Alabama State Strategic Communications
Oakland 97, Texas Southern 87
ROCHESTER, Mich. - Brailen Neely recorded his first career double-double by scoring a career high 22 points and dished out a career high 13 assists as the Oakland men's basketball team took down Texas Southern (0-7) 97-87 Thursday night at the O'rena. Four Golden Grizzlies scored 20 points or more for the first time in the Division I era.
Jalen Hayes recorded his second straight double-double by scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. It was his 28th career double-double which ranks fourth all-time in program history.
Nick Daniels matched a career high 21 points on six of 10 shooting from the floor including four three-pointers. Daniels is averaging 19 points in his last two games.
After scoring a career high against Oral Roberts, Martez Walker continued his scoring ways by notching 22 points on nine of 20 shooting.
Demontrae Jefferson led TSU with 25 points, five rebound and four assists.
Trayvon Reed had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Donte Clark scored 24 points.
--Oakland Sports Information