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.
MSU spent nearly $4 million on Title IX investigators as reports spiked
Michigan State has paid a Title IX investigative firm $3.9 million since February, Outside the Lines reports. Just 25 investigations were completed in 2017-18 -- down from 74 the year before -- and the average investigation length has grown 50 percent.
Williams: Zion and Duke can beat Cavs right now
Jay Williams argues that Zion Williamson and Duke could beat the Cavaliers if they played one game right now.
Duke, Gonzaga face off in heavyweight Maui title game
No. 1 vs. No. 3. Freshmen vs. experience. Zion vs. Rui. Sounds good, huh? The Blue Devils and Bulldogs are primed for a monster Maui title game.