Alcorn State defeats Arkansas-Pine Bluff 71-45

The Associated Press

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) -- Octavius Brown had 20 points and eight rebounds, while LeAntwan Luckett scored 19 points as Alcorn State put away Arkansas-Pine Bluff 71-45 Monday night.

The Braves (7-11, 4-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) shot 51 percent from the field. Twann Oakley had 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc and dished out five assists.

UAPB (4-13, 2-3) was held to 17-of-44 shooting (38.6 percent) and committed 15 turnovers. Davon Haynes led the Lions with 22 points and 10 boards.

Alcorn State broke a 13-all tie as Luckett scored seven points to spark a 9-0 run, and the Braves coasted to a 33-20 halftime lead.

Haynes hit a layup in the second half to make it 40-27, but Alcorn State pulled away as Oakley hit two late 3-pointers to push the Braves' lead to 25.

Alcorn State has won four straight after dropping its first two conference matchups.

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