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.
The rebuilding Wildcats are set to raise the 2018 national championship banner next week -- and also lower expectations for the season to come after multiple NBA departures.
Michigan coach John Beilein can't yell or throw a chest pass yet after his offseason heart surgery, but the coach says he is ready for the upcoming season -- and fully expects to be recovered by that time.
Former Memphis All-American and NBA All-Star Penny Hardaway tipped off his first camp as new coach of the Tigers, and he's "really anxious" to get to work.