JACKSON, Miss. -- Garrison Johnson scored 27 points and Jackson State defeated Alcorn State 85-64 on Saturday night.
Johnson, last week's SWAC player of the week, has scored in double figures in 12 straight games and reached the 1,000-point mark for his career last week.De'Suan Dixon scored 15 points and Tyrone Hanson added 10 for the Tigers (11-11, 9-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who have won five in a row and 10 of their past 11.The Tigers jumped out to a 25-8 lead and were never challenged. A layup by Christian Williams gave the Tigers their biggest lead at 70-34 with 12:20 remaining.Jackson State shot 45.6 percent (26-for-57) and outrebounded Alcorn State 47-33. The win completes a season sweep in the series for the Tigers, who beat the Braves 63-51 on Jan. 27.Brandon Rogers was the only player in double figures for Alcorn State (0-23, 0-10) with 13 points.