JACKSON - The Jackson State men's basketball team opened the Wayne Brent era with an 89-42 beating of Tougaloo College in exhibition action Tuesday night at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center.
Derrell Taylor recorded a double-double to lead the Tigers to the win. He finished with a game-high 16 points and 11 rebounds in 24 minutes of action. Taylor went 7-12 from the floor and 2-5 from the free throw line. He also had two steals.
Five other Tigers also scored in double figures. Jeff Stubbs and Javares Brent each scored 12 points and Marcus Love chipped in 11. Brandon West and Janarius Middleton each scored 10 points in the winning effort.
After being tied 4-4 with Tougaloo at the 17:54 mark in the first half, JSU went on a 10-4 run over the next four minutes to take the lead and the Tigers never looked back. JSU held a 45-19 advantage at halftime.
In the first half, JSU shot 53.6% from the field (15-28) and held Tougaloo to 20% shooting (6-30). The Bulldogs did not make a three-pointer during the first half, going 0-13. JSU went 4-10 from behing the three-point line (40%). JSU shot 73.3% from the line (11-15) and TC connected on 7-14 (50%).
In the second half JSU's shooting cooled ever-so slightly (48.5%) and TC heated up just a little bit (23.5%). Cordaryl Campbell led Tougaloo in scoring with 14 points on 6-15 shooting from the floor. He also led the team in rebounds with five.
The Tigers dominated the boards for the game, out-rebounding the Bulldogs 65-26.
JSU opens the regular season on Friday, Nov. 8 when the Tigers travel to Hattiesburg, MS to take on Southern Miss. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.