BATON ROUGE, La. -- Marquiz Baker scored 27 points to lead Alcorn State to an 83-74 victory over Southern University on Saturday.
Baker hit four 3-pointers and went 9 of 12 from the free-throw line to help the Braves (4-22, 4-12 Southwestern Athletic Conference) snap a five-game losing streak.
Blake Sanford scored 16 points to lead Southern (4-24, 3-13), which has lost nine straight.
Julius Ingram hit two free throws to cut Alcorn State's lead to 70-66 with 2:09 remaining, but Willis Brownlee converted a three-point play and Baker hit a free throw for a 74-66 advantage with 1:15 left.
Brownlee had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Kendrick McDonald added 15 points for the Braves.