LORMAN, Miss. -- Tramaine Butler scored 17 points to lead Alabama State to a 69-62 victory on Saturday over Alcorn State, which lost its 23rd straight game, dating to last season.
The Hornets (7-10, 4-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) used an 11-0 run to take a 30-12 lead with 6:08 remaining in the first half and extended their lead to 42-22 at halftime.
Alabama State still led by 16 points, 61-45, with 4:54 remaining before the Braves (0-19, 0-6) began to cut into the margin.
Alcorn State held the Hornets, who came in leading the conference in 3-point shooting at 33.5 percent, to 21.7 percent (5-for-23).
Johnathan Boyd scored 16 points for the Braves and Ian Francis had 11 points and 10 rebounds, but JaMarkus Holt, who came in as Alcorn State's leading scorer, was held to three points on 1-for-10 shooting.