Alcorn State beats Southern, advances to SWAC title game
HOUSTON (AP) Reginal Johnson scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and second-seeded Alcorn State ran away from No. 3 seed Southern University 81-59 in Friday night's Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal.
The Braves (18-13) play top-seeded Texas Southern (22-11) in Saturday's championship, but are ineligible for NCAA Tournament play this year because of academic progress rate problems.
After seven lead changes, Johnson's 3-pointer put the Braves up for good, 27-25 and sparked a 13-3 run. Alcorn State led 43-33 at halftime behind Johnson's 14 points and 12 from Mosby.
Vance's jumper capped a 15-3 run and the Braves led 58-38 early in the second half and were up by as many as 25.
Shawn Prudhomme scored 16 for Southern (15-18).
Updated March 10, 2017