Texas Southern crushes Alcorn State

Published 11:10 am Friday, March 6, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) – Madarious Gibbs and Deverell Biggs each scored 21 points to help lead Texas Southern to a 94-73 blowout win over Alcorn State on Thursday night.

Malcolm Riley and David Blanks both added 15 points, with Riley also grabbed 15 rebounds for Texas Southern (18-12, 15-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which shot a season best 63.5 percent from the field to go along with its season-high 94 points. The Tigers, winners of seven straight and 10 of 11, had already clinched the SWAC regular season title with a win over Alabama A&M on Monday.

Texas Southern had an 18-4 run in the first half and led 40-30 at the break. After Alcorn State’s Michael Davis cut the deficit to two with 13:02 left, the Tigers outscored the Braves 26-10 over the next eight minutes to put the game away.

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Marquis Vance scored 26 points to lead Alcorn State (5-24, 4-13).