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NCAA Game Summary - Alcorn State vs. Western Illinois



(Sunday, December 29th)

Final Score: Western Illinois 64, Alcorn State 62 (OT)

El Paso, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Michael Ochereobia scored 13 points as the Western Illinois Leathernecks outlasted the Alcorn State Braves, 64-62, in an overtime thriller at the Don Haskins Center as part of the Sun Bowl Invitational.

Mohamed Conde netted 12 points off the bench and Mike Miklusak added 11 points and seven rebounds for Western Illinois (6-8). Jabari Sandifer tacked on 10 points before fouling out.

LeAntwan Luckett scored a game-high 23 points for Alcorn State (3-9) and Octavius Brown added 17.

Alcorn State shot 52 percent from the floor and forced 10 turnovers in the first half to take a 35-26 lead at the break.

Western Illinois rallied in the second half by shooting 60 percent from the floor. However it was Luckett who forced overtime, as he nailed a jumper with 38 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 59-59.

The Braves hit their first field goal try in the extra session but missed their final seven, while the Leathernecks hit 3-of-4 from the free-throw line to escape with the win.

The Leathernecks got better production from their bench, especially after halftime, when their reserves had a 21-7 edge over their Alcorn State counterparts.

12/30 00:53:13 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
12th
DUR 2
NOR 2
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
Final
DET 7
CLE 5
Final
MIN 7
TOR 0
Final
TEX 8
SEA 6
Final
SFG 1
LOS 2
9th
SDP 1
COL 3
 
6th
PIT 2
MIL 2
 
6th
WAS 0
STL 7
 
6th
TAM 1
NYY 6
 
5th
MIN 1
TOR 5
 
4th
CWS 0
BOS 0
 
4th
HOU 0
KAN 2
 
3rd
NYR 1
PHI 1
 
1st Intermission
STL 2
CHI 3
 
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
12th
DUR 2
NOR 2