MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Jacoby Ross had 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists Monday night to help Alabama State beat Alcorn State 82-62.
The Hornets (7-19, 7-7 Southwest Athletic Conference) went on a 14-3 run to lead 66-51 on Ross' jumper with 6:26 left in the second half. The Braves (10-18, 6-9) got the deficit no closer than 13 from there.
Alabama State led by as many as 14 in the first half with runs of 11 and eight straight points. But Alcorn State had a 9-0 run to get the deficit to 27-22 and later got as close as 52-48 before the Hornets pulled away for good.
Parks expects to return for Memphis for visit to No. 22 LSU
Memphis first-year coach Penny Hardaway's team gets an early season opportunity to gauge itself when it visits No. 22 LSU on Tuesday night in its first road game.
Grand Canyon uses depth to beat Jacksonville 76-59
Alessandro Lever scored 15 points and Grand Canyon won its ninth straight home game by beating Jacksonville 76-59 on Monday night.
UC Irvine uses a 46-20 start to rout Life Pacific, 87-53
Collin Welp and Robert Cartwright each scored 15 points and UC Irvine built a 26-point halftime lead and cruised to an 87-53 rout of NAIA Life Pacific on Monday night to win its third straight game to start the season.