February 09, 2016

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) Octavious Brown scored 15 points and made four free throws down the stretch as Alcorn State shot 57 percent from the field after halftime and held off Grambling State 66-63 on Monday night.

Tamarico Wilson led Alcorn State (11-12, 8-3 Southwest Athletic Conference) with 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Brown opened the game with a jumper and a 3-pointer, then Wilson stepped up with two baskets and a 3 and the Braves took an early 12-4 lead and never trailed.

Ervin Mitchell scored 22 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Grambling (6-17, 3-8). Deonte Hearns added 11 points.

Mitchell nailed a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left as Grambling pulled within 64-61, but Brown sank two foul shots that pushed the lead to five, 66-61, with five seconds to go and the Braves survived a buzzer-beating layup by Nigel Ribeiro.

Alcorn State has won two straight, and is 7-1 since Jan. 11.

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