LORMAN, Miss. -- LeAntwan Luckett scored a career-best 27 points as Alcorn State overcame lackluster shooting to defeat Southern University 61-57 Saturday night in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.
Luckett was 9-of-18 shooting, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range, to help the Braves (8-16, 6-3) overcome a 36.4-percent (20 of 55) shooting effort. Alcorn State was saved by its 3-point shooting (6 of 13) and Southern's 33.3-percent (16 of 48) showing from the floor and 54.3-percent (19 of 35) performance at the foul line.
Marquiz Baker added 13 points for the Braves on 3-of-14 shooting.
Derick Beltran led Southern (14-7, 8-1) with 15 points.
Alcorn State dominated on the glass with a 37-21 rebounding advantage.
Southern shot just 23.1 percent (6 of 26) in the first half as the Braves built a 31-23 halftime lead.
The Jaguars pulled within 38-37 on Brandon Moore's free throw with 14:27 left, but got no closer.
With a trio a top recruits from Philadelphia, the Penn State basketball program is primed to finally turn a corner.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.