Alcorn St. 89, Alabama A&,M 79

LORMAN, Miss. -- Jonathan Boyd scored 20 points and Anthony Ford added 19 to lead Alcorn State to an 89-79 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday night.

Jarvis Williams had 17 points for the Braves (6-21, 4-10 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who ended a three-game losing streak. Jumane Redd finished with 12 points and Troy Jackson with 11.

Alcorn State shot 50 percent from the field (16-for-32) in the first half to help claim a 49-31 lead at halftime. The Braves' defense was strong on the perimeter, as the Bulldogs (7-14, 5-8) shot 26.1 percent from the 3-point line (6 of 23) for the game.

Alabama A&M ended up shooting 38.8 percent from the field (26-for-67). Alcorn State hit 41.4 percent of its shots (24-for-58) and made 34 free throws.

Cornelius Hester led the Bulldogs with 22 points. Jonathan Belt had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Trant Simpson scored 17.