Alcorn State vs Alabama State

Alabama St. 49, Alcorn St. 46


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Joshua Freelove netted 18 points and Alabama State's defense came through late in a 49-46 win over Southwestern Athletic Conference-rival Alcorn State Monday night.

Alcorn State led 42-39 on Anthony Nieves' 3-pointer with 8:18 left, but then went nearly 7 minutes without scoring. Alabama State's Bobby Brown scored four points on a 6-0 run as the Hornets (6-14, 4-3) took a 45-42 lead.

Marquiz Baker hit two free throws for Alcorn State (7-16, 5-3) with 1:30 left to cut Alabama State's lead to 45-44, but Ryan Watts hit a jumper and a free throw and Phillip Crawford closed with another foul shot as the Hornets held on for the three-point win.

Baker paced the Braves with 21 points. Alcorn State had won five of its past seven after beginning the year 2-13.

Brown tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double.

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Alcorn State Braves
M. Starks, F212-40-06044
I. Francis, F190-40-02010
L. Luckett, G382-108-933112
M. Baker, G367-194-681021
A. Nieves, G223-50-01147
D. Hampton240-30-05110
J. Nicholas170-20-15030
A. Evans111-40-04012
M. Myles60-00-00010
T. Birdie30-00-00000
J. Hester20-00-00000
S. Raquil10-00-00000
Totals 15-5112-163761646
Alabama State Hornets
S. Patterson, F302-111-26125
P. Crawford, F221-33-45425
J. Waters, G331-40-14202
B. Brown, G326-81-3101114
J. Freelove, G256-123-431118
D. McDaniel230-50-03230
R. Watts182-51-14145
L. Page150-20-03110
J. Jefferson20-00-00000
Totals 18-509-1539131449
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas So.16-222-13118
Alabama St.14-419-10257
Southern U.13-518-17229
Prairie View12-615-18260
Jackson St.9-911-21322
Alabama A&M8-109-20330
Miss. Val.5-136-26345
Alcorn St.4-146-26348
Other games
CINCY 55 Final
SYR 57
GTOWN 63 Final
ND 47