Alabama State vs Alcorn State

Alcorn St. 61, Alabama St. 60

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LORMAN, Miss. (AP) - Xavian Rimmer scored 13 points and Alcorn State withstood a final Alabama State flurry for a 61-60 victory Saturday night.

Ryan Watts stole the ball for the Hornets (7-11, 4-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) with 13 seconds remaining, but Tramaine Butler and Stephawn Brown missed shots and Luther Page was unsuccessful on a final tip-in.

Both teams maintained a torrid second-half shooting pace. The Braves (5-14, 2-5) shot 68.4 percent (13 of 19) and Alabama State was even better, making 75 percent (15 of 20).

After Watts' 3-pointer put Alabama State ahead 51-48 with 5:19 left, jumpers by Ken McDonald and Anthony Nieves and McDonald's 3-pointer put Alcorn State ahead to stay, 55-51.

It was a far cry from the first half, when Alcorn State took a 22-21 lead after shooting 30 percent (9 of 30) to Alabama State's 28.6 percent (6 of 21).

Butler's 19 points led Alabama State.

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Alabama State Hornets
S. Brown, F335-80-043210
I. White, F254-62-220212
P. Crawford, F191-32-22024
T. Butler, G315-115-661219
J. Middlebrooks, G140-00-00150
R. Watts234-70-000310
J. Mason211-20-02112
L. Page211-31-21113
J. Jefferson90-00-23010
A. Price40-10-01000
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Alcorn State Braves
I. Francis, F283-72-34158
T. Oakley, G353-82-243110
K. McDonald, G315-90-010111
A. Nieves, G305-112-235012
X. Rimmer, G274-74-431213
K. Sullivan210-01-21031
M. Starks142-52-23126
J. Hawkins110-20-00000
M. Sanders30-00-00000
Totals 22-4913-1519111461
 44.9%86.7% 
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Miss. Val.5-136-26345
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Grambling0-182-27351
 
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