Gene Davis closed the first half with a 3-point play to give the Hornets a one point lead.
After the break, the lead changed hands six times before the Tigers (12-18, 9-8) managed to reclaim it with a 7-0 run. Gee hit a free throw and a 3-pointer in the midst of a 6-0 that tied it with 3:01 left. After a Maurice Rivers jumper for JSU, Gee hit 3 of 5 free throws to give Alabama State the lead. Jackson State's Jeremiah Bozeman missed the front end of a 1-and-1, and Tobi Ewuosho hit 1 of 2 free throws to make it 62-60 Johnson rejected Bolden's attempt.
Rocket Watts, the No. 27 overall prospect in the 2019 class, has committed to Michigan State.
UNC Wilmington will open its preseason basketball practices at North Carolina due to lingering effects of Hurricane Florence.
Guard Miles Wilson has been dismissed from the Miami Hurricanes' men's basketball program for failing to meet team expectations.