Nicholas lifts Texas Southern over Alcorn State 78-55

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Joirdon Karl Nicholas had a season-high 24 points plus 13 rebounds as second-seeded Texas Southern rolled past sixth-seeded Alcorn State 78-55 in the quarterfinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tourney on Thursday.

John Walker III had 14 points and eight rebounds for Texas Southern (14-8). Michael Weathers added 13 points and eight rebounds. Justin Hopkins had 10 points and nine rebounds.

Alcorn State totaled 21 points in the second half, a season low for the team.

Tyree Corbett had 23 points and seven rebounds for the Braves (6-13). Byron Joshua added 17 points.

Texas Southern plays No. 2 seed Jackson State in the semifinals Friday.

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