Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs Alcorn State

Alcorn State turns back Ark-Pine Bluff 57-54


LORMAN, Miss. (AP) LeAntwan Luckett and Devonte Hampton scored 16 points apiece as Alcorn State held on to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 57-54 on Monday.

Octavius Brown added 14 for the Braves (10-15, 7-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference), ending the five-game winning streak of the Golden Lions (9-16, 6-6).

Marcel Mosley had 16 points and Ghiavonni Robinson, who missed a 3 with 2 seconds left, 15 for Pine Bluff.

The Braves raced to a 30-19 lead at the half. But Pine Bluff quickly got back in the game and two free throws by Mosley put Pine Bluff up 38-37 at 10:47. He followed that with a three-point play.

Brown and Hampton hit consecutive 3's to put Alcorn up for good at 50-48 with 3:59 to play. A Josh Nicholas free throw put Alcorn up for good, 51-50 with 2:24 to go.

The game stayed close because Alcorn only made 14 of 26 free throws.

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Alcorn St.13-515-15253
Jackson St.12-620-16222
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Prairie View7-117-24334
Alabama A&M6-1210-18332
Miss. Val.6-128-27330