Waters scored 14 in the first half and Alabama State (10-5, 6-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) closed the period with eight straight points to lead 43-26. The Hornets kept their lead between 15 and 27 during the second half with an 8-0 run midway to push it to 59-36.
Michael Davis led Alcorn State (4-15, 3-4) with 15 points. Keynan Pittman scored 10 and Marquis Vance had nine points and 12 rebounds. The Braves' leading scorer, Leantwan Luckett (17.7 points per game), was just 1 of 11 from the field and finished with five points.