Howard hit back-to-back 3-pointers and then made a jumper to spark a 15-2 run that gave the Braves a 23-15 lead midway through the first half. Blue Mountain trimmed its deficit to four points but Patterson answered with a 3 and, a couple minutes later, Sterling scored eight straight points to ignite a 12-0 spurt that pushed the lead into double figures for good just before halftime.
Viktor Lorenzon had 13 points to lead Blue Mountain.
Freshman Kobe Wilson, who came in with 13 career rebounds, had four points and 11 boards for Alcorn State.
The Braves are 0-8 against Division I opponents this season.
Minnesota holds off Texas A&M rally for 69-64 victory
Jordan Murphy scored 14 points, Amir Coffey added 12 points, and Minnesota hit 10 of 14 free throws in the closing minutes to hold off Texas A&M 69-64 on Sunday night in the Vancouver Shootout.
Minlend scores 20 as San Francisco beats LIU Brooklyn 84-52
Charles Minlend scored 20 points, Jimbo Lull added 18 on 7-of-10 shooting and San Francisco used a big run in each half to beat LIU Brooklyn 84-52 on Sunday night.
No. 14 Florida State looks to stay unbeatable at home
The Florida State men's basketball team is once again enjoying early season success with wins over rival Florida at home and Tulane on the road.