GRAMBLING, La. -- Bobby Brown scored 18 points as Alabama State defeated Grambling State 68-51 on Saturday night.
Brandon Graham and Terrance LeFlore each added 13 points for the Hornets (7-5, 1-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) and Jamel Waters chipped in with 8 points and seven assists. Luther Page and DeMarcus Robinson led the team with eight rebounds each.
Alabama State went 25-of-61 from the field overall, sank 9-of-12 from the free throw line and 9-of-29 from 3-point range.
The Hornets led by two points, 61-43, at the break and had no trouble outlasting the Tigers in the second period.
Grambling State (1-9, 0-1) hit only 37.5 percent from the field during the contest. Antwan Scott scored a team-high 12 points and Windale Glinton added 11 points and led the Tigers with eight rebounds.
This was the fifth straight loss of the season for the Tigers.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year.