Southern vs Alcorn State

Alcorn St. 61, Southern U. 57

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LORMAN, Miss. (AP) - LeAntwan Luckett scored a career-best 27 points as Alcorn State overcame lackluster shooting to defeat Southern University 61-57 Saturday night in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.

Luckett was 9-of-18 shooting, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range, to help the Braves (8-16, 6-3) overcome a 36.4-percent (20 of 55) shooting effort. Alcorn State was saved by its 3-point shooting (6 of 13) and Southern's 33.3-percent (16 of 48) showing from the floor and 54.3-percent (19 of 35) performance at the foul line.

Marquiz Baker added 13 points for the Braves on 3-of-14 shooting.

Derick Beltran led Southern (14-7, 8-1) with 15 points.

Alcorn State dominated on the glass with a 37-21 rebounding advantage.

Southern shot just 23.1 percent (6 of 26) in the first half as the Braves built a 31-23 halftime lead.

The Jaguars pulled within 38-37 on Brandon Moore's free throw with 14:27 left, but got no closer.

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Southern Jaguars
J. Mitchell, C354-92-651210
B. Moore, C241-24-100037
D. Beltran, G404-125-561315
C. Hyder, G231-10-00013
C. Monroe, G30-10-00000
M. Miller253-133-481210
J. Grace241-42-41134
Y. Johnson232-63-61138
M. Bol30-00-00010
Totals 16-4819-352151857
 33.3%54.3% 
Alcorn State Braves
I. Francis, F172-40-06034
M. Starks, F171-12-24054
M. Baker, G353-146-932113
L. Luckett, G339-185-650027
A. Nieves, G301-72-26024
D. Hampton213-60-14117
J. Hester171-20-04032
J. Nicholas160-10-05050
A. Evans70-20-00010
M. Myles40-00-00000
S. Raquil30-00-00010
Totals 20-5515-203732261
 36.4%75% 
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Prairie View7-117-24334
Alabama A&M6-1210-18332
Ark.-PB6-128-25310
Miss. Val.6-128-27330
Grambling4-147-24350
 
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