As a freshman at UConn, he started 21 games and was named to the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team.
He sat out the next year because of transfer rules. In his first season at New Mexico, Jackson averaged 13.1 points and 7.0 rebounds. He was named to the 2019 Mountain West All-Tournament team after averaging 25.5 points per game.
Last season, he averaged 11.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for New Mexico. In a two-game stretch, Jackson had 25 points and 13 rebounds against San Jose State and 29 points and 13 rebounds against Fresno State.
Tate, a 6-6 guard, played three seasons at Northern Kentucky. Last season, he was the 2020 Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year and MVP of the conference tournament. He averaged 13.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.9 steals per game and was a third-team all-conference pick.
He helped the Norse win the Horizon League tournament title in 2020 and the regular-season championship in 2019. He is a three-time Horizon League All-Defensive Team pick.