Texas Southern vs Alcorn State

Texas Southern 54, Alcorn St. 51

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LORMAN, Miss. (AP) - Fred Sturdivant grabbed 11 rebounds in 18 minutes to lead Texas Southern over Alcorn State 54-51 in a defensive battle on Thursday night.

The Tigers (13-16, 12-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference) trailed 33-22 at halftime before shutting down Alcorn State.

The Braves shot 53.6 percent in the first half (15 of 28) but were held to just 5 of 27 form the field in the second (18.5 percent). Alcorn State finished shooting 36.4 percent (20 of 55).

Texas Southern also struggled offensively, making 34.6 percent from the floor (18 of 52), but was able to get to the line more. The Tigers made 17 of 28 from the line, while Alcorn State was just 8 of 12.

Texas Southern outrebounded the Braves 39-25.

Anthony Nieves and Twann Oakley led Alcorn State (6-11, 9-20) with 13 points each.

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Scoreboard
Texas Southern (13-16) «223254
Alcorn State (8-20)331851

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Texas Southern Tigers
D. Scott, F201-43-40015
T. Price, F181-30-05032
A. Clayborn, F143-51-24007
O. Strong, G321-55-62038
M. Gibbs, G243-100-23016
D. King190-20-02150
P. Onwenu182-33-73017
F. Sturdivant182-72-411016
D. Ellington152-72-21006
D. Joyner112-41-17115
L. Johnson-Danner60-10-01000
J. Peters51-10-00002
Totals 18-5217-283921654
 34.6%60.7% 
Alcorn State Braves
X. Rimmer, F350-30-01340
A. Nieves, F274-104-441413
K. Sullivan, F211-20-01132
T. Oakley, G305-101-231113
K. McDonald, G263-160-04026
M. Starks243-60-15136
I. Francis232-33-55127
M. Sanders132-50-02224
D. Francis10-00-00000
Totals 20-558-1225102151
 36.4%66.7% 
SWAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Grambling0-03-7243
Alcorn St.0-03-8246
Jackson St.0-03-8298
Southern U.0-03-8273
Prairie View0-02-8134
Alabama St.0-00-9327
Miss. Val.0-00-9321
Alabama A&M0-00-10346
Texas So.0-00-10199
Ark.-PB0-00-11349
 
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