HOUSTON -- Fred Sturdivant scored 24 points, grabbed six rebounds and had five blocked shots to lead Texas Southern to a Southwestern Conference regular season title with a 78-59 rout over Alcorn State on Saturday night.
Texas Southern (17-14, 16-2 Southwestern) built a 39-27 lead by halftime and used a 10-1 run to begin the second half to put the Braves away early. The Tigers shot 51 percent from the field, hitting seven 3-pointers and knocking down 19 of 26 free-throw attempts. Texas Southern had 19 assists as a team.
Marquiz Baker led Alcorn State (10-23, 8-10) with 22 points including four 3-pointers and LeAntwan Luckett had 13 points and four assists. The Braves shot just 39 percent from the field and were 4 of 15 from beyond the arc.
Mike Krzyzewski says he has good reason to be excited for next season thanks to a combination of Duke's incoming freshmen and a core of experienced upperclassmen.
Georgia guard Juwan Parker has been awarded a medical redshirt, leaving him with two years of eligibility, after missing the 2015-16 season with a partially torn Achilles tendon.
Forward Trevon Bluiett has withdrawn from consideration from the NBA draft and will return to Xavier for his junior season.