LORMAN, Miss. -- Maurice Rivers scored 15 points to lead Jackson State to a 60-55 victory over Alcorn State on Saturday night.
Rivers was 5-of-10 shooting from the floor. Treshawn Bolden and Jesse Love added 10 points apiece for Jackson State (6-10, 3-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which has won three straight to start conference play after snapping a three-game losing skid. Paris Collins chipped in nine points and a game-high nine rebounds for the Tigers.
Jackson State opened the second half on 18-11 run to stretch its three-point halftime advantage to 47-37. Rivers scored six points and Bolden added four during the stretch. The Tigers held a double-digit lead with four minutes left before Alcorn State finished on a 9-4 spurt.
Purchase hits 5 3s, scores 23; Hawaii beats UC Riverside
Jack Purchase scored 23 points and hit five of Hawaii's 13 3-pointers and the Rainbow Warriors never trailed in their 87-64 win over UC Riverside on Saturday night.
Leonard lifts UC Irvine past UC Santa Barbara 83-70
Evan Leonard had a season-high 23 points as UC Irvine stretched its win streak to eight games, beating UC Santa Barbara 83-70 on Saturday night.
Fitts leads Saint Mary's (Cal) past Pepperdine 72-65
Malik Fitts had 25 points as Saint Mary's won its eighth consecutive home game, topping Pepperdine 72-65 on Saturday night. Jordan Ford added 20 points for the Gaels.