JACKSON, Miss. – Jenirro Bush scored 22 points and Grant Maxey added 18 as Jackson State defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 86-64 on Monday night.
The Tigers (12-9, 8-1) remained tied for the Southwestern Athletic Conference lead with Texas Southern.
Jackson State shot 65.5 percent (19 of 29) in the second half. After the Golden Lions (4-17, 4-5) got within two, 49-47, with 13:31 remaining, Tyrone Hanson and Christian Williams scored six points each in a 14-2 run over the next 4:13 that made it 63-48.
The Tigers' lead reached 86-55 with 1:42 left.
Jackson State had a 16-point first-half lead, 29-13, with 7:29 left, but Ricky Parks scored 10 points for the Golden Lions the rest of the way until intermission to cut it to 37-28.
Savalace Townsend scored 19 points to lead Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Parks had 13 and Allen Smith 11.
Hanson added 15 points for Jackson State.