Clark made 8 of 16 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, and made all of his 11 free-throw attempts. Marquis Salmon had 17 points and 14 rebounds, both career highs, for Texas Southern (6-16, 6-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference).
Clark scored five points during a 9-2 run that made it 30-22 with six minutes left in the first half and the Tigers led the rest of the way. Alabama State trimmed its deficit to seven points on three occasions in the second half but got no closer.
Texas Southern outscored the Hornets, who committed 30 fouls, 36-12 from the free-throw line.
Stansberry's 26 leads Hawaii past Pacific
Eddie Stansberry matched his career high with 26 points and Drew Buggs added 13 with the clinching free throws with six seconds left and Hawaii defeated Pacific 72-67 on Monday night to close the round-robin Rainbow Classic.
S. Dakota holds off Florida A&M 85-82 in chaotic ending
Tyler Hagedorn scored 23 points and Triston Simpson added 22 and South Dakota beat Florida A&M in the finale of the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic on Monday night.
Wade bracing for rude welcome as No. 23 LSU visits VCU
LSU head coach Will Wade is not expecting the warmest of welcomes in Richmond, Va., on Wednesday night when his No. 23 Tigers visit the Virginia Commonwealth Rams.