LORMAN, Miss. -- Marquis Vance scored 20 points, eight coming at the free throw line, as Alcorn State beat Grambling State 64-56 on Monday night.
Alcorn State made four more free throws (19) than Grambling State attempted (8 of 15) and held a 28-18 advantage on the glass.
Grambling State scored just 19 points in the first quarter and trailed by as many as 20 points in the contest.
Alcorn State made 58.8 percent of its shots, including 8 of 13 in the second half.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.