Clark made 8 of 16 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, and made all of his 11 free-throw attempts. Marquis Salmon had 17 points and 14 rebounds, both career highs, for Texas Southern (6-16, 6-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference).
Clark scored five points during a 9-2 run that made it 30-22 with six minutes left in the first half and the Tigers led the rest of the way. Alabama State trimmed its deficit to seven points on three occasions in the second half but got no closer.
Texas Southern outscored the Hornets, who committed 30 fouls, 36-12 from the free-throw line.
Rose scores 23 points, Temple tops Cal at Legends Classic
Quinton Rose scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half, Shizz Alston Jr. turned in a double-double and Temple defeated California 76-59 on Tuesday night for third place in the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center.
UC Irvine beats Tulane 67-55 in Gulf Coast Showcase
Collin Welp tied his career high with 15 points, Elston Jones had 10 points and nine rebounds and UC Irvine beat Tulane 67-55 on Tuesday in the Gulf Coast Showcase.
Boise State's 2nd-half start buries Bonnies
Derrick Alston made 6 of 7 from the arc in scoring 22 points, Justinian Jessup added four 3s and Boise State defeated St. Bonaventure 72-52 on Tuesday in the Cayman Islands Classic.