LORMAN, Miss. -- A.J. Mosby had 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, and Dante Sterling scored 15 points to help Alcorn State beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 84-52 on Monday night.
Trent Steen's free throw gave UAPB (9-18, 9-4) a one-point lead with 6:23 left in the first half, but the Golden Lions went scoreless for nearly six minutes as Alcorn State scored the first 14 points during a 29-6 run that made it 52-30 when Howard hit a 3 with 16:46 to play. UAPB made just 2 of 13 from the field -- missing all seven of its 3-point shots -- and hit 3 of 7 free throws during that span.
Martaveous McKnight hit five 3s and finished with 29 points for the Golden Lions and Steen scored 14 on 6-of-9 shooting. UAPB has lost three in a row to fall one game behind Grambling State in the conference standings.
The Braves shot 57.9 percent (22 of 57) from the field, including 12 of 22 from 3-point range.
Purchase hits 5 3s, scores 23; Hawaii beats UC Riverside
Jack Purchase scored 23 points and hit five of Hawaii's 13 3-pointers and the Rainbow Warriors never trailed in their 87-64 win over UC Riverside on Saturday night.
Leonard lifts UC Irvine past UC Santa Barbara 83-70
Evan Leonard had a season-high 23 points as UC Irvine stretched its win streak to eight games, beating UC Santa Barbara 83-70 on Saturday night.
Fitts leads Saint Mary's (Cal) past Pepperdine 72-65
Malik Fitts had 25 points as Saint Mary's won its eighth consecutive home game, topping Pepperdine 72-65 on Saturday night. Jordan Ford added 20 points for the Gaels.