Jackson State (10-13, 7-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference) trailed 57-51 with 3:17 left in the game, but Jefferson, Maurice Rivers and Franklin nailed 3-pointers on three straight trips down the floor to pull out the victory and snap a three-game skid. Rivers scored 12.
A.J. Mosby topped the Braves (7-16, 3-7) with 17 points and nine rebounds, while Devon Brewer scored 12. Alcorn State shot just 41 percent from the floor, 28 percent (5 of 18) from beyond the arc, made 10 of 16 at the free-throw line and finished with just six assists. The Braves came in averaging a conference-best 7.8 treys per contest.
Jefferson had four of his 3-pointers in the first half to guide the Tigers to a 31-25 halftime lead. Mosby had back-to-back layups to give Alcorn State a 48-47 lead with seven minutes left, and Reed Yalen's bucket stretched its advantage to 57-51 before the Tigers unleashed their game-ending 3-point barrage.
Salnave's late basket gives Monmouth 83-81 win over Iona
Ray Salnave, who put the game in jeopardy with a late turnover, immediately redeemed himself by hitting a short floater with 1.1 seconds left that lifted Monmouth to an 83-81 win over Iona on Sunday.
Bowman's 37 leads BC to 87-82 win over No. 11 Florida State
Ky Bowman scored 37 points and Jordan Chatman gave Boston College the lead for good by hitting three straight 3-pointers during a 21-4 run to start the second half, and the Eagles held on to beat No. 11 Florida State 87-82 on Sunday.
Howard, Hausers, No. 15 Marquette beat Providence 79-68
Sam Hauser scored 25 points, Markus Howard added 24 points and nine rebounds and No. 15 Marquette rallied past Providence 79-68 on Sunday.