Alcorn State Braves basketball

Alcorn State Braves basketball history

Alcorn State University (Lorman, MS)
Davey Whitney Complex
Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC)

Current head coach: Landon Bussie (2020-)

  • Asst: Cy Alexander (2022-)
  • Asst: Gary Smith (2021-)
  • Asst: Benjamin Mandelbaum (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  6  (1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1999, 2002)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  3-6
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (1979, 1985, 2022)
  • NIT Overall Record:  1-3
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  1  (1969)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  1-1
  • NAIA National Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 1974)   
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  7  (1967, 1968, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  11-7

Conference Titles (SWAC):

Award Winners:




Alcorn State head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Landon Bussie 2020-Pres 23-30 1 0 0
Montez Robinson 2015-20 69-86 0 0 0
Luther Riley 2011-15 38-91 0 0 0
Larry Smith 2008-11 12-78 0 0 0
Samuel West 2003-08 44-103 0 0 0
Davey Whitney 1969-89, 1996-2003 508-292 10 (2^) 6 (5^) 0
Thurlon Weaver 1993-96 21-57 0 0 0
Lonnie Walker 1989-93 37-77 0 0 0
Robert Hopkins 1966-69 70-12 3^ 3^ 0
E.E. Simmons 1959-66 123-76 1^ 0 0
W.A. Broadus 1956-59 49-40 0 0 0
Dwight Fisher 1948-56 90-100 0 0 0
L.T. Harris 1946-48 28-9 0 0 0
H.M. Thompson 1944-46 2-4 0 0 0

Key: Conf. Titles= Regular Season only, NCAA Apps= NCAA Tournament Appearances, Nat. Champ= NCAA Tournament Champions


^ These conference titles and tournament appearances came when the Alcorn State program and SWAC were at the NAIA or Division II level; Alcorn moved up to Division I prior to the 1977-78 season

OTHER NAMES: Prior to 1974, the school and athletic programs were known as Alcorn A&M.

NOTE: Overall program records on this page do not include anything later vacated by the NCAA.