Men's Basketball Recaps: Nov. 29
Tulane 81, Alcorn State 65
NEW ORLEANS La. – Senior Reginal Johnson left Devlin Fieldhouse on a stretcher after breaking his leg Wednesday as the Alcorn State University men's basketball program fell to Tulane 81-65. Johnson is expected to miss the remainder of the season. The Braves trailed 12-10 with 13:33 in the first half when Johnson landed awkwardly on the base line after pulling down an offensive rebound. Johnson stayed down for over 15 minutes as an air cast was placed on his right leg. With his family, coaches and teammates standing by, Johnson was taken off on the stretcher and transported to a nearby medical facility.
Johnson was Alcorn's leader in both scoring (13.7 ppg) and rebounding (4.4 rpg) this season. He was named the 2017-18 SWAC Preseason Player of the Year after being selected to the HBCU All-America Second-Team last year.
With the air taken out of the building after the stoppage, the Green Wave used a 27-1 run to leap ahead 31-11 with 5:51 left in the half. The Braves played the final five minutes strong, and a tip-in by junior TyQuaylon Smith in the closing seconds cut the deficit to 42-29 heading into the break. Tulane came out hot early in the second half and extended its advantage to 59-36 at the 15:12 mark. Alcorn fought the whole way and used a 9-2 spurt late to trail 75-62 with 4:13 to go after a lay-up by sophomore Devon Brewer. Mosby tallied team-bests of 19 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Maurice Howard netted a season-high 12 points after drilling four three-pointers, and Brewer notched a career-high 10 points. The Green Wave were guided by Cameron Reynolds who scored 28 points.
--Alcorn State Sports Information
Southern 92, Wiley College 69
BATON ROUGE, La. – Jared Sam shot 10-of-20 from the floor and scored a game-high 24 points, grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds and added two steals and had a block to lead the Jaguars (2-5).
LaQuentin Collins scored 15 points and had four rebounds and four assists and Emmanuel Shepard had 13 points as well for Southern who ran out to a 19-point halftime lead.
Kevondric Davis led Wiley (4-4) with a team-high 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting and Joshua Hamilton added 16 points.
Georgia State 63, Alabama A&M 53
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Alabama A&M's De'Ederick Petty led all scorers with 16 points but visiting Georgia State pulled away in the second half en route to a 63-53 win Wednesday at Elmore Gym. Andre Kennedy added 10 points for the Bulldogs in the home opener. The Bulldogs took the early lead in the game and led 14-7 midway through the first half. But Georgia State nibbled away at the A&M advantage and the two teams went into halftime tied at 29-29. The Panthers and Bulldogs were nip-and-tuck in the opening minutes of the second half before Georgia State started to pull away.
--Alabama A&M Sports Information