Clark made 8 of 16 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, and made all of his 11 free-throw attempts. Marquis Salmon had 17 points and 14 rebounds, both career highs, for Texas Southern (6-16, 6-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference).
Clark scored five points during a 9-2 run that made it 30-22 with six minutes left in the first half and the Tigers led the rest of the way. Alabama State trimmed its deficit to seven points on three occasions in the second half but got no closer.
Texas Southern outscored the Hornets, who committed 30 fouls, 36-12 from the free-throw line.
NC State adds Lehigh's Andree as grad transfer
Lehigh's Pat Andree, who averaged 12.7 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 42 percent from 3-point range over the past two seasons, is headed to NC State as a graduate transfer for next season.
Kansas files appeal of De Sousa ban to NCAA
Kansas has filed its appeal regarding the ongoing suspension of Silvio De Sousa, who did not play last season following testimony regarding a $2,500 payment to his guardian.
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