Salmon's rebounding effort ties him with three other players for most rebounds in a game this season at the Division I level. He collared 12 defensive rebounds and the rest on the offensive end. Alcorn State's entire team only had a nine-rebound advantage over Salmon. He also scored 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting.
Texas Southern (12-19, 12-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference) used a 14-2 run in a five-minute span and led 73-63 with 3:45 left and remained in control.
The Tigers bolted to a 19-7 lead before Alcorn State responded with a 14-6 run and closed to within 25-21 with 8:15 before halftime. The Braves went on an 8-2 run with a pair of baskets each by Troymain Crosby and A.J. Mosby to close the half and Alcorn State led 39-36 at the break.
Crosby led Alcorn State (11-20, 7-11) with 20 points.
No. 8 Villanova set for title rematch vs. No. 18 Michigan
Villanova will face its toughest test yet this season when it hosts No. 18 Michigan Wednesday night at Finneran Pavilion as part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games.
Bichi Fuertes: 'Vengo a dar una mano'
El nuevo DT de Colón asume en reemplazo de Eduardo Domínguez.
Georgia's plane slides off runway, delaying trip to Philly until Tuesday
The start of Georgia's road trip to Philadelphia to play Temple was delayed until Tuesday morning after the team's plane slid off the runway Monday night.