HOUSTON (AP) Malcolm Riley had 21 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday, and top-seeded Texas Southern advanced past No. 8 seed Alcorn State 95-74 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals.
The Tigers (20-12) moved on to Friday's semifinals to face the winner of Thursday's quarterfinal between the fourth and fifth seeds, Prairie View and Jackson State.
Texas Southern had a 19-2 run that spanned both halves to pull away to a 56-36 lead early in the second. The Braves (6-26) got no closer than 17 points from there.
Leantwan Luckett started 7-for-10 shooting and scored 18 of Alcorn State's first 34 points to keep the Braves within three late in the first half.
Texas Southern held Luckett to one 3-pointer in the second.