Wilson’s 22 leads Alcorn State past Ark Pine Bluff

Published 10:35 am Tuesday, January 19, 2016

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) – Tamarcio Wilson scored 22 points and Alcorn State never trailed in a 73-65 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Monday night.

The Braves led by as many as 11 points in the first half after Shawn Willett’s layup with 3:20 left but they did not score again and had a four-point advantage at the break.

UAPB tied it at 46-all with 13 minutes left, but Wilson’s free throws gave Alcorn State a 56-49 lead and the Braves led by at least five points the rest of the way.

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Devonte Hampton added 14 points for Alcorn State (6-11, 4-2 SWAC) and Octavius Brown had 10 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.

Alcorn State made more free throws (25 of 36) than Arkansas-Pine Bluff attempted (19 of 24).

Ghiavonni Robinson led UAPB (3-16, 1-4) with a career-high 33 points. Robinson, made five 3-pointers and hit 8 of 10 free-throw attempts. Marquis Cunningham added 15 points.