Texas Southern (10-19, 10-6 Southwestern Conference) is in a three-way tie with Prairie View A&M and Southern for third in the standings, a half-game behind Arkansas-Pine Bluff and full game behind Grambling State.
Bruce, who hit nine 3-pointers and finished with 35 points in Saturday's win over Alabama A&M, scored a career-high 37 with eight 3s two days later while Jefferson tied his career best with 34 points. Jefferson, a sophomore, has scored at least 20 points in 12 of his 20 games this season.
Bruce and Jefferson hit back-to-back 3s to give TSU the lead for good at 18-12 and the Tigers scored the last nine points of the first half to make it 46-29. Alabama State trailed by double figures the rest of the way.
Forrest lobs to Koumadje for an alley-oop
Trent Forrest carves his way through the lane and sets up Christ Koumadje for the Florida State dunk.
Michigan returning to Sweet 16 after toppling Florida 64-49
Michigan is back in the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year after pulling away for a 64-49 win over Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.
Simpson's sweet bounce pass leads to Livers' nasty slam
Zavier Simpson throws a full-court bounce pass to Isaiah Livers who flies in for a powerful jam as Michigan wins 64-49.