HOUSTON -- Derrick Bruce scored 25 points with five 3-pointers, Trayvon Reed added 17 points with 12 rebounds, and Texas Southern beat Alcorn State 85-70 on Wednesday night for the Tigers' second win of the season.
Donte Clark scored 13 points and Brian Carey added 10 points with nine assists for the Tigers (2-13, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who made 26 free throws to the Braves' seven but were outshot 42.4 percent to 48.2 percent from the floor.
Reed's dunk amid an 8-0 run put the Tigers up 46-36 early in the second half. The Braves twice closed to within seven points after that, but Texas Southern led 68-55 on Bruce's 3 with 8:57 left and by as many as 18 points down the stretch.
Devon Brewer and A.J. Mosby scored 14 apiece for the Braves (4-11, 0-2), who were outrebounded 45-18 and trailed 38-36 at halftime after leading by as many as 14. Dante Sterling scored 13 points and Troymain Crosby had 11.
Rocket Watts, the No. 27 overall prospect in the 2019 class, has committed to Michigan State.
UNC Wilmington will open its preseason basketball practices at North Carolina due to lingering effects of Hurricane Florence.
Guard Miles Wilson has been dismissed from the Miami Hurricanes' men's basketball program for failing to meet team expectations.