MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Reginald Gee scored 16 points to lead Alabama State to a 63-46 victory over winless Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.
Rodney Simeon added 12 points and Jacoby Ross had 11 for Alabama State, which picked up its second straight win after snapping a 20-game losing streak on Wednesday. Branden Johnson hauled in a career-high 15 rebounds and Fausto Pichardo had 14 boards, also a career best, to help the Hornets (2-13, 2-1 Southwest Athletic Conference) control the glass, 57-48.
Leading 35-26 at the break, Alabama State continued to pull away in the second half, out-scoring Mississippi Valley State 28-20 over the final 20 minutes.
Jordan Evans scored 16 points on 4-for-21 shooting for MVSU (0-15, 0-2), which had no assists and was held to 22 percent shooting from the field. The Delta Devils have lost 16 straight stretching back to last season.
Jim Calhoun, who has a career record of 873-380 and led UConn to three national titles before retiring in 2012, has been hired as coach at Saint Joseph.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott believes a tentative ruling making show-cause orders illegal in California would threaten NCAA membership for state schools.
Guard James Bouknight, ranked 87th in the ESPN 100, is the first player from the Class of 2019 to commit to UConn and first-year coach Dan Hurley.