Alabama State 87, Alcorn State 80
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) _ Kirby Fortenberry scored 24 points and Devin Warmack added 21 as Alabama State held off a rallying Alcorn State for an 87-80 win Monday night.
The Hornets (3-9, 3-0) took control early in the first half with intense interior defense, holding the Braves (5-9, 3-1) to only 37 percent shooting from the field.
Alabama State led only 43-39 at halftime, but later stretched its lead to 65-51 with 11:40 left.
Alcorn State put together a run late in the second half, getting as close as 66-60, but the Hornets outscored the Braves 21-18 in the final 6:38.