Alcorn St. 78, Grambling St. 53
LORMAN, Miss. (AP)
Devonte Hampton and Anthony Nieves added 13 points and Marquiz Baker 11 for Alcorn State (9-17, 7-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Ian Francis added eight points and 10 rebounds.
The Braves won the rebound battle 34-20 and outscored the Tigers 32-18 in the paint and 28-11 off the bench.
Grambling State (0-20, 0-11) committed 11 turnovers that led to 21 Braves points.
The Tigers' Terry Rose had 16 points, while David Copeland scored 13 and Demetri Wheeler 10.
Grambling State shot 26.1 percent (6 of 23) in the first half while Alcorn State opened a 41-19 halftime advantage.
The Tigers' shooting improved in the second half and the team pulled within 49-35, but Alcorn State returned the lead to 20-plus points in short order and cruised to the win.