Texas Southern defeats Alcorn St. 81-64

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LORMAN, Miss. (AP)—Ricky Boyles scored 16 of his career-high 22 points in the second half to help Texas Southern take its first victory of the season, an 81-64 win over Alcorn State on Monday night.

The Tigers (1-14, 1-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) snapped an 18-game losing streak dating to last season, giving first-year coach Tony Harvey his first victory.

Texas Southern, which led 38-35 at halftime, made 24 of 31 free throws while Alcorn State (2-13, 0-2) was only 10-for-26 from the free-throw line.

Troy Jackson scored 30 points for the Braves, but made only 11 of 20 from the field.

Boyles was 8-for-8 from the field for the Tigers and made 6 of 7 free throws. He also had seven rebounds and two blocks.

Jacques Jones added 17 points for Texas Southern, while Matthew Miller had 13, Deandre Hall had 11 and Sollie Norwood chipped in 10.

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