Polk-Hilliard finished 5 of 7 from beyond the 3-point arc and Gaston was 3 of 6 from distance. Devante Jackson scored 15 on 5-of-7 shooting from the field and made of 5 of 7 from the foul line and nine different players scored for Grambling (8-9, 2-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference).
The Tigers built an 11-3 lead before Alcorn State used an 11-0 run to take the lead as Maurice Howard, Troymain Crosby and Jael Scott buried 3-pointers on consecutive possessions. The Tigers responded with an 18-5 run and went on to a 39-21 lead at the break.
Crosby scored 15 points for the Braves (4-12, 0-4) and Reginal Johnson 12. The two combined to shoot 11 of 35 from the field and as a team Alcorn State was 17 of 68 (25 percent).
Virginia's Bennett rejects raise in new deal
Virginia coach Tony Bennett turned down a raise while getting an extension, asking that the money be used for the program.
NBA agents reject NCAA's certification proposal
The NBPA sent a letter on behalf of certified player agents to the NCAA that refuses to submit to a proposed certification process to work with undergraduate players testing the NBA draft.
Kentucky gets SF Clarke, No. 4 prospect in 2021
Small forward Terrence Clarke has announced he is headed to Kentucky. Clarke, the No. 4 prospect in the Class of 2021, is expected to reclassify into the Class of 2020.