Alcorn State beats Southern, advances to SWAC title game

HOUSTON (AP) Reginal Johnson scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and second-seeded Alcorn State ran away from No. 3 seed Southern University 81-59 in Friday night's Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal. The Braves (18-13) play top-seeded Texas Southern (22-11) in Saturday's championship, but are ineligible for NCAA Tournament play this year because of academic...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dulin's clutch steal, FTs help Alcorn State fend off MVSU

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Denzel Dulin made a game-saving steal and hit two free throws with 5.2 seconds remaining as Alcorn State fended off Mississippi Valley State 63-60 in the opening round of the Southwest Athletic Conference Tournament on Tuesday night. Dulin finished with 13 points and A.J. Mosby led with 17 as second-seeded Alcorn State (17-13) advances to the quarterfinal round...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Alcorn State beats Southern 68-67 behind Mosby's 19 points

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A.J. Mosby scored 19 points with five 3-pointers and Alcorn State beat Southern 68-67 on Saturday night to win its 11th straight. Southern rallied to take a 64-63 lead on Shawn Prudhomme's free throw, but DeAndre Davis hit a 3, Johnson added a jumper and the Braves led 68-64. Prudhomme hit a 3 with 1:33 left but the Jaguars got no closer, missing two shots...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson scores 23 with 11 boards, Alcorn St tops Alabama A&M

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Reginal Johnson scored 23 points, on 11-of-17 shooting, and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Alcorn State beat Alabama A&M 74-59 on Monday night to clinch a top-four seed in the Southwestern Conference Tournament. Marquis Vance had 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Alcorn State (15-11, 12-3). The Braves are a half-game behind first-place Texas Southern...
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February 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Alcorn St. beats Grambling St. for 6th straight win

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Reginal Johnson scored 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting and Alcorn State won its sixth straight game 75-65 over Grambling on Monday night. It is the third time the Braves have won five-plus games in-a-row over the last two seasons. DeAndr� Davis, Denzel Dulin, and A.J. Mosby each finished with 14 points for the Braves (11-11, 8-3 SWAC), with Mosby adding a team...
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February 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Johnson's 20 lifts Alcorn State over Southern 74-64

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Reginal Johnson scored 20 points and Alcorn State dominated from behind the arc to defeat Southern 74-64 on Saturday night for its fourth-straight win. A.J. Mosby and Marquis Vance hit 3-pointers as the Braves scored the last four points of the first half to open a 44-30 lead. The margin was 20 with 8:46 to play before the jaguars scored six straight and a 7...
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January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Johnson, Mosby have double-doubles, Alcorn State beats Rust

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) A.J. Mosby and Reginal Johnson each had double-doubles, Avery Patterson hit three 3-pointers and finished with 12 points and a career-best six assists and Alcorn State beat NAIA Rust College 83-68 on Thursday. Mosby hit 5 of 7 from 3-point range and had 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, while Johnson scored 19 with a career-high 12 boards. Mosby's rebound...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Grambling St. overtakes Alcorn St. 27-20 for SWAC title

HOUSTON (AP) The Grambling State overcame a 17-point halftime deficit to defeat Alcorn State 27-20 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday. The game was a rematch of the 2015 SWAC title game, which Alcorn State won 49-21. The Tigers won their first SWAC championship since 2011 and 24th conference title in school history, the most in the conference. After...
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December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Vance scores 23, Alcorn St beats NAIA Blue Mountain 83-57

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Marquis Vance scored 23 points, on 8-of-9 shooting, and grabbed eight rebounds and Alcorn State beat NAIA-member Blue Mountain 83-57 on Tuesday night. Denzel Dulin and Avery Patterson scored 14 apiece, while Reginal Johnson added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Braves. Alcorn State (2-2) scored the first 10 points and never trailed. The Toppers pulled...
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November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Evansville gets first win of the season over Alcorn St

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Ryan Taylor hit four 3-pointers and scored 21 points to help lead Evansville to its first win of the season 82-59 over Alcorn State on Monday night. Taylor finished 5 of 7 overall from the field and hit 7 of his 8 free throws. Jaylon Brown added 19 points and Christian Benzon had 10 for the Purple Aces (1-1), who shot 56.3 percent from the field while holding...
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November 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Loyola(Chi) uses spurt after half to beat Alcorn State 69-44

CHICAGO (AP) Milton Doyle scored 21 points, had six assists and three rebounds to lift Loyola-Chicago past Alcorn State 69-44 on Friday night. The win gives the Ramblers their fifth consecutive season-opening win. Loyola used a 17-0 run early in the second half to take control of the game. The Ramblers struggled from the field and foul line in the first half, shooting 1-for-10...
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November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA penalizes Alcorn State for violations in 11 sports

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) The NCAA has placed Alcorn State on probation through 2018 for violations in 11 sports over a four-year period. The NCAA released a report on Wednesday saying that Alcorn State ''failed to monitor its progress-toward-degree certification process when it improperly certified 28 student-athletes'' in the 11 sports, including football, men's basketball, baseball...
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October 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Footman fuels Alcorn St. late in 42-19 win over Alabama A&M

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) Lenorris Footman accounted for five touchdowns - three rushing and two passing - and Alcorn State broke open a close game late to beat Alabama A&M 42-19 on Saturday. Leading 21-19 entering the fourth quarter, Alcorn State (2-3, 2-2 Southwestern Conference) scored 21 unanswered to close the game. Footman threw a 20-yard score to Jaborian McKenzie with...
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October 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Arkansas, Allen make quick work of Alcorn State in 52-10 win

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Austin Allen completed 13 of 18 passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns as No. 20 Arkansas won for the 10th time in 12 games with a 52-10 victory over Alcorn State on Saturday. Following a loss to No. 9 Texas A&M last week, the Razorbacks (4-1) led 24-0 after the first quarter and had few struggles afterward again the Football Championship Subdivision...
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October 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Arkansas hopes to end Little Rock woes against Alcorn State

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) It would be so easy for Arkansas to overlook Football Championship Subdivision member Alcorn State on Saturday. Fresh off their first loss of the season and with home games against No. 1 Alabama and No. 16 Mississippi awaiting the next two weeks, the No. 20 Razorbacks (3-1) could easily be forgiven for taking the Braves (1-2) lightly this week. There's...
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September 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Kincade leads Grambling over Alcorn State 43-18

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) Devante Kincade threw five TD passes and ran for another score and Grambling State beat Alcorn State 43-18 on Saturday night in a Southwestern Atlantic Conference matchup. Kincade was 30 of 42 for 400 yards passing, and threw TD strikes of 17 and 47 yards to Martez Carter, a 20-yarder to Verlan Hunter, a 67-yarder to Chad Williams and an 8-yarder to Jordan...
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September 24, 2016  |  Discuss

MEAC/SWAC Challenge canceled due to weather

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The college football game between Alcorn State and Bethune Cookman on Sunday has been canceled due to severe weather conditions. The MEAC/SWAC Challenge was delayed with 7:14 left in the second quarter and never resumed. Both schools agreed it won't be rescheduled. Alcorn State answered a Bethune-Cookman touchdown with an 8-play, 76-yard scoring drive...
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September 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Alcorn State tries for SWAC 3-peat with new coach

Alcorn State is the king of the Southwestern Athletic Conference after back-to-back league titles. Now the Braves must try for the three-peat with a new coach and a revamped roster. Fred McNair is in charge at Alcorn State after taking over for Jay Hopson, who left to become the head coach at Southern Mississippi. McNair, who was promoted after four seasons as Alcorn State's quarterbacks...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Alcorn State defense scores 3 TDs in spring win

(STATS) - Alcorn State ended spring practices feeling good that a McNair is in charge. Fred McNair succeeding the highly successful Jay Hopson as head coach has kept continuity in the program. He is an Alcorn alum elevated from assistant head coach and his late brother Steve will forever be royalty in the program. The two-time defending Southwestern Athletic Conference program...
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April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

MVSU takes out No. 2 seed Alcorn State in SWAC quarters

HOUSTON (AP) Marcus Romain had 22 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks to help seventh-seeded Mississippi Valley State beat No. 2 seed Alcorn State 64-61 Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament. Ta'Jay Henry opened the second half with a 3-point play for a 31-29 lead and MVSU never again trailed - going up by...
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March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Alabama State upsets Alcorn State 73-60

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Jamel Waters scored 22 points with five rebounds, five assists and four steals to help Alabama State upset Alcorn State 73-60 on Monday night. Corvon Butler had 12 points on a perfect night - he went 5 of 5 from the field and made both free-throw attempts. Terrance LeFlore added 11 points with five assists for the Hornets (11-15, 6-8 Southwestern). Alcorn...
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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Alcorn State defeats Alabama A&M 62-58

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) Marquis Vance scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half and Tamarcio Wilson snapped a tie with 31 seconds left to lead Alcorn State over Alabama A&M 62-58 on Saturday night. The victory left the Braves (13-12, 11-3) alone in second place in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, a game ahead of Southern and Jackson State, both at 10-4, and two games...
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February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Bethune, Alcorn expected in MEAC-SWAC Challenge

(STATS) - The MEAC-SWAC Challenge is one-sided in favor of the MEAC, but one of the SWAC's top programs may have the chance to decrease the conference's deficit this year. The annual season-opening showcase between the two historically black conferences in the FCS - scheduled for Sept. 4 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando - is expected to be a highly attractive matchup between...
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February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Balanced scoring attack leads Alcorn State past UAPB 79-60

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Tamarcio Wilson scored 12 points, while Devonte Hampton, Rahamanh Katumbusi II and Marquis Vance added 10 points apiece to help Alcorn State beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 79-60 Monday night. It was a career high for the freshman Katumbusi, who averages 1.9 points. Twelve different Alcorn State players scored as the Braves shot a season-high 54.5 percent (24 of 44...
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February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Alcorn St rallies to beat Mississippi Valley St, 72-71 OT

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Devonte Hampton scored 24 points, Octavious Brown hit the game-winning jumper with one second left, and Alcorn State hung on to beat Mississippi Valley State 72-71 in overtime on Saturday. Tamarcio Wilson drilled a 3-pointer with one second left in regulation for Alcorn State (11-12, 9-3 SWAC) which tied the score at 65 and sent the game to overtime. The Delta...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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