Alcorn State vs Texas Southern

Texas Southern 78, Alcorn St. 59

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HOUSTON (AP) - Fred Sturdivant scored 24 points, grabbed six rebounds and had five blocked shots to lead Texas Southern to a Southwestern Conference regular season title with a 78-59 rout over Alcorn State on Saturday night.

Texas Southern (17-14, 16-2 Southwestern) built a 39-27 lead by halftime and used a 10-1 run to begin the second half to put the Braves away early. The Tigers shot 51 percent from the field, hitting seven 3-pointers and knocking down 19 of 26 free-throw attempts. Texas Southern had 19 assists as a team.

Omar Strong chipped in with 18 points for the Tigers and Madarious Gibbs had 11 points and pulled eight rebounds.

Marquiz Baker led Alcorn State (10-23, 8-10) with 22 points including four 3-pointers and LeAntwan Luckett had 13 points and four assists. The Braves shot just 39 percent from the field and were 4 of 15 from beyond the arc.

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Alcorn State Braves
D. Hampton, F220-21-23201
I. Francis, F162-30-06044
M. Baker, G396-146-820022
L. Luckett, G346-161-204313
A. Nieves, G271-100-02222
T. Birdie132-20-01004
J. Nicholas132-30-15054
M. Starks131-30-03032
M. Myles101-21-14133
S. Raquil102-20-00004
J. Hester20-20-01000
C. Nwosuh10-00-00000
Totals 23-599-143392059
 39%64.3% 
Texas Southern Tigers
F. Sturdivant, F329-136-862424
A. Clayborn, F281-34-78236
O. Strong, G407-120-033218
R. Penn, G382-62-24828
L. Johnson-Danner, G273-110-02107
M. Gibbs263-55-583211
K. Sutton71-12-41014
D. Ellington20-00-01000
S. Bedford00-00-01000
Totals 26-5119-2637191478
 51%73.1% 
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Alabama A&M6-1210-18332
Ark.-PB6-128-25310
Miss. Val.6-128-27330
Grambling4-147-24350
 
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