JSU men’s basketball gets impressive first win of season over the SEC’s Missouri

Missouri's Caleb Grill, right, walks away as members of Jackson State celebrate a 73-72...
Missouri's Caleb Grill, right, walks away as members of Jackson State celebrate a 73-72 victory following an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)(Jeff Roberson | AP)
Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 10:36 AM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Head coach Mo Williams and the Jackson State men’s basketball program earned their first win of the season, making a statement on the road against SEC opponent, the Missouri Tigers.

Jackson State has begun the season on a 13-game road stretch, playing their sixth away game Sunday night.

The NBA Champion led his team to a 73-72 victory after point guard Chase Adams hit a game-winning fadeaway jump shot with just 5.3 seconds in the game.

The Tigers trailed Missouri 37-34 at halftime. Down by six points with 1:17 left in the game, JSU went on an 8-1 run that ended with a mid-ranger jumper by Adams to give Jackson State the win.

Jackson native and Forest Hill High grad Ken Evans Jr. led the Tigers in scoring with 20 points and forward Zeke Cook led all players with a game-high eight rebounds.

On defense, JSU forced 18 Missouri turnovers and scored 26 points from those Missouri mistakes.

Jackson State, who have yet to play a home game, will face the Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday, November 25, at 11 a.m. on the road. It will be aired on FS2.

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