LORMAN, Miss. -- Brandon Ellis tied a season high with 25 points and Demarquelle Tabb added a double-double as Alabama A&M came back to beat Alcorn State 72-65 Saturday night in Southwestern Athletic Conference action.
The Bulldogs (9-15, 5-8) trailed 36-26 at halftime, but forced a 45-45 tie on Ellis' 3-pointer with 11:22 remaining. Four more ties and four lead changes followed, with Jose Long's free throw putting Alabama A&M ahead 57-56 with 4:08 left. The foul shot sparked a 6-1 run that included another 3-pointer from Ellis.
Marquiz Baker's 3-pointer for the Braves (9-20, 7-7) with 2:21 left pulled Alcorn State within 62-60, but the team didn't score again until Anthony Nieves' layup with 13 seconds left, too late for a comeback.
Ellis hit 5 of 7 3-pointers, while Tabb had 20 points and 14 rebounds.
Baker led Alcorn State with 20 points, while LeAntwan Luckett added 18.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.