LORMAN, Miss. -- A.J. Mosby had 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, and Dante Sterling scored 15 points to help Alcorn State beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 84-52 on Monday night.
Trent Steen's free throw gave UAPB (9-18, 9-4) a one-point lead with 6:23 left in the first half, but the Golden Lions went scoreless for nearly six minutes as Alcorn State scored the first 14 points during a 29-6 run that made it 52-30 when Howard hit a 3 with 16:46 to play. UAPB made just 2 of 13 from the field -- missing all seven of its 3-point shots -- and hit 3 of 7 free throws during that span.
Martaveous McKnight hit five 3s and finished with 29 points for the Golden Lions and Steen scored 14 on 6-of-9 shooting. UAPB has lost three in a row to fall one game behind Grambling State in the conference standings.
The Braves shot 57.9 percent (22 of 57) from the field, including 12 of 22 from 3-point range.
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.