JACKSON, Miss. -- Grant Maxey scored 18 points to lead Jackson State to a 77-63 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Darrion Griffin and Garrison Johnson added 15 points apiece for the Tigers (16-14, 15-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference), while Jeremy Caldwell chipped in with 13. The Tigers won 11 of their final 12 games after starting the season 1-12.Trant Simpson paced the Bulldogs (8-18, 6-12) with 17 points, while Cornelius Hester added 15. Alabama A&M lost seven of its final eight games.The Tigers shot 50.8 percent from the field (31-for-61) and outrebounded the Bulldogs 49-32.Alabama A&M shot 34.3 percent from the field (23-for-67) and 52 percent from the free-throw line (13-for-25).The Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament begins on March 11.