NCAA Men's Basketball

Alcorn State rallies to defeat Mississippi Valley State

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Devon Brewer scored 18 points with four rebounds and four blocked shots and Alcorn State picked up its first conference win, a 63-57 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.

There were nine lead changes in the second half. Alcorn State took the lead for good, 49-48, on a 3-pointer by Maurice Howard with 6:30 remaining and he added another 3-pointer for a four-point lead that the Braves held into the final minute. Howard split a pair of free throws for a 61-57 lead with 19 seconds left then added a pair eight seconds later to close the scoring.

Troymain Crosby, who earlier this season had the second triple-double in program history, had 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Maurice Howard also scored 15 for the Braves (5-12, 1-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference).

Gregory Jones-Rollins scored 11 points and LaCurtis Allen added 10 for the Delta Devils (3-15, 1-3), who had 17 assists on 22 field goals although they shot just 37 percent from the field.

The Delta Devils led 22-10 before Alcorn State rallied and scored the last seven points of the first half to trail 29-24 at halftime.

Updated January 19, 2019