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Grambling State beats Alcorn State 73-58

Feb 9, 2010 - 4:39 AM GRAMBLING, La.(AP) -- Donald Qualls scored 21 points to lead Grambling State to a 73-58 win over Alcorn State on Monday night.

Qualls shot 5-for-8 from the 3-point arc and dished out four assists for the Tigers (6-13, 4-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who have won two in a row.

After an early 9-9 tie in the first half, Grambling State went on an 18-4 run to take a 27-13 lead with 5:35 remaining in the half. The Tigers led 35-20 at halftime.

Grambling State led by double digits for the entire second half, and went up by as many as 24 points after a 3-pointer from Rupert Rose made the score 58-34 with 11:49 remaining.

Ian Francis led Alcorn State (0-24, 0-11) with 22 points and 12 rebounds. The Braves previously lost to Grambling State earlier this season, falling 82-74 in overtime on Jan. 11.