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.
Seminoles make Week 1 statement
Duke grabbed most of the Week 1 headlines, but the Noles made a statement of their own.
No. 10 Kentucky working out kinks, hosts North Dakota
Tenth-ranked Kentucky returns to action Wednesday against North Dakota with coach John Calipari trying to move his basketball team forward by taking a huge step backward.
It's about a five-hour ride from Clinton, Miss., to Auburn, Ala., but the gap between the Mississippi College and Auburn on the hardwood is more like 5 million miles.