LORMAN, Miss. -- Joshua Freelove scored 19 points and Alabama State handed Alcorn State its fourth consecutive loss 66-58 Monday night in Southwestern Athletic Conference action.
Freelove hit 6 of 10 from the field and 4 of 6 from 3-point range. The Hornets (9-15, 5-8) hit 6 of 11 from deep and shot 50 percent (22 of 44) overall.
Alabama State held a commanding 34-22 advantage in rebounds.
The Braves (9-21, 7-8) shot 33.3 percent (18 of 54), including 4 of 24 from long range. Marquiz Baker scored 15 points but was just 1-of-10 3-point shooting, while LeAntwan Luckett had 14 points, five rebounds and four assists before fouling out.
Alabama State led 31-27 at halftime and held Alcorn State to 29.2-percent shooting (7 of 24) after halftime to expand to the final eight-point spread.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.