LORMAN, Miss. -- Maurice Howard, the leading 3-point shooter in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, scored 27 points with seven 3-pointers and Alcorn State defeated Southern 76-64 on Saturday night.
The Braves (7-14, 3-6) made 11 of 17 3-pointers (65 percent). Howard, who averages 3.1 3s per game at 39 percent, made 7 of 11 tries. Alcorn State shot 58 percent overall and made 15 of 19 free throws (79 percent).
Alcorn State led 44-41 with 14:32 remaining in the game, then went up by 10 after a 3-pointer by Howard with 8:27 to go. The lead reached 16 points a few minutes later and the Braves led by at least nine points through the final five minutes.
Alcorn State led 36-34 after a first half in which neither team led by more than six points.
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