ASU hopes to keep its streak alive

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 6, 2000

Alcorn State looks to extend its home winning streak to 23 games as the Braves host Arkansas-Pine Bluff today at 7:30 p.m. at the Davey Whitney Complex.

The Braves won the 22nd straight game at home Saturday as Fayette’s Marcus Fleming scored 27 points and grabbed 14 reboundsin an 81-65 win over Mississippi Valley State.

&uot;When Marcus realizes the skills he has and that arsenal that he has – and he can control that arsenal – he can be a great basketball player,&uot; said Alcorn coach Davey Whitney. &uot;He is the kind of player who can dominate a game. But he has got to settle down and grow into that.&uot;

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Alcorn State (12-9, 9-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference) trailed 33-31 at the half, but shot 46 percent in the second half to capture the victory.

The Braves used their strength inside to outrebound and outscore Valley.

Alcorn went 23-for-30 from the free-throw line and pulled away in the second half by limiting the Delta Devils to 33 percent shooting for the half.

Terrance Cameron of Port Gibson had 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Braves. Corey Mangum added 14.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff is led by forward Patrick Chambers (6-foot-6), who is averaged 16 points and 7 rebounds a game. Sophomore Jeremy Jefferson averaged 11.3 points.