MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Jamel Waters scored a career-high 28 points and dished out five assists as Alabama State held on to defeat Alcorn State 92-86 on Saturday.
Alabama State had a 14-point lead, 49-35 at halftime before Alcorn State climbed back, getting within 88-84 with 12 seconds to play.
Waters made 9 of 15 shots from the field, including three 3-pointers, and was 7 of 7 from the line. DeMarcus Robinson scored 17 points and Maurice Strong added 12 for Alabama State (15-9, 9-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which bounced back after having lost back-to-back conference games for the first time this season.
LeAntwan Luckett scored a season-high 31 points on 12-of-24 shooting to lead Alcorn State (10-16, 7-7). Marquis Vance and Octavius Brown each scored 23 points for the Braves, who have lost four of their last six games.