HOUSTON -- Jamel Waters scored 16 points and third-seeded Alabama State used a late run to pull away from sixth-seeded Alcorn State 64-51 on Thursday at the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament.
The victory sends the Hornets (19-11) into a Friday semifinal against No. 2 seed Texas Southern.
Leading 51-47 with 4:45 left, ASU went on a 10-0 run to go up 61-47 with 54 seconds remaining.
The Hornets only made 1 of 9 from long range, but were nearly 16 percent better overall from the floor than the Braves.
The Hornets, on a four-game winning streak, swept three games from the Braves this season.