LORMAN, Miss. -- Maurice Howard set career highs with seven 3-pointers and 23 points, and Alcorn State dominated the final 25 minutes to beat NAIA Rust College 89-50 on Friday night.
The Braves (2-7) were tied with the Bearcats at 22 after the first 15 minutes and used a 12-2 run to get their first double-digit lead of the game late in the first half. Alcorn State then used two 8-0 runs to extend the lead early in the second and had a 19-0 run through the middle of the period to pull away for good.
The Braves shot 54 percent (34 of 63) overall and 46 percent (13 of 28) from 3-point range.
Rickey McCollum had 12 points, Cameron Sembly added 11 and DeVante Johnson scored 10 for Rust.
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Jack Purchase scored 23 points and hit five of Hawaii's 13 3-pointers and the Rainbow Warriors never trailed in their 87-64 win over UC Riverside on Saturday night.
Leonard lifts UC Irvine past UC Santa Barbara 83-70
Evan Leonard had a season-high 23 points as UC Irvine stretched its win streak to eight games, beating UC Santa Barbara 83-70 on Saturday night.
Fitts leads Saint Mary's (Cal) past Pepperdine 72-65
Malik Fitts had 25 points as Saint Mary's won its eighth consecutive home game, topping Pepperdine 72-65 on Saturday night. Jordan Ford added 20 points for the Gaels.