Alcorn State (6-14, 2-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference) trailed 24-23 at halftime and started after intermission with a 9-0 run in less than two minutes and never trailed again.
The Braves scored on their first four possessions with a layup from Devon Brewer, Sterling's dunk and 3-pointer and a 3-point play from Mosby. Alabama A&M (2-17, 2-4) closed to 35-31 with a layup from Julian Walters, another from Arthur Johnson who then followed that with a 3 but the Bulldogs never got closer.
Johnson scored 16 points for Alabama A&M and Walters totaled 11 points, nine assists, six rebounds and three steals. Johnson and Walters combined to make 16 of the Bulldogs' 21 field goals.
Jim Calhoun, who has a career record of 873-380 and led UConn to three national titles before retiring in 2012, has been hired as coach at Saint Joseph.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott believes a tentative ruling making show-cause orders illegal in California would threaten NCAA membership for state schools.
Guard James Bouknight, ranked 87th in the ESPN 100, is the first player from the Class of 2019 to commit to UConn and first-year coach Dan Hurley.