Southern Miss 82, Alcorn State 61

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Jasper Johnson had 23 points and 10
rebounds, Michael Ford added 19 and Southern Mississippi routed
Alcorn State 82-61 on Saturday night.

Johnson scored 17 points in the first half and had his fifth
career double-double for the Golden Eagles (6-2), who won their
third straight.

Southern Miss took command with a 15-0 run in the game's opening
moments, added a 9-0 spurt later in the first half and led by as
many as 28.

The Golden Eagles shot better than 48 percent (17-for-35) from
the field in the half and held Alcorn State to 31.8 percent
shooting (7-of-22).

Jason Forte had 16 points and Dante Stiggers added 11 for
Southern Miss, which beat the Braves for the eighth straight time
and is 8-1 all-time against Alcorn State.

Almaad Jackson led Alcorn State (1-7) with 15 points, and
DeAndre Jones added 12.

Alcorn State has lost two straight.

Southern Miss led 45-23 at halftime.