Jonas James' go-ahead jumper put Jackson State up 45-43 with 36 seconds to play and Venjie Wallis added two free throws for a 47-43 lead. The Golden Lions closed to 47-45 on Marcus Wallace's jumper with 2 seconds left before Jarrett iced it with two free throws. Jordan McNair's 3-point try at the buzzer missed.
Jackson State hosts Alcorn State on Saturday and Arkansas-Pine Bluff hosts Alabama A&M on Saturday.
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