Alabama A&M vs Alcorn State

Alabama A&,M 72, Alcorn St. 65

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LORMAN, Miss. (AP) - Brandon Ellis tied a season high with 25 points and Demarquelle Tabb added a double-double as Alabama A&M came back to beat Alcorn State 72-65 Saturday night in Southwestern Athletic Conference action.

The Bulldogs (9-15, 5-8) trailed 36-26 at halftime, but forced a 45-45 tie on Ellis' 3-pointer with 11:22 remaining. Four more ties and four lead changes followed, with Jose Long's free throw putting Alabama A&M ahead 57-56 with 4:08 left. The foul shot sparked a 6-1 run that included another 3-pointer from Ellis.

Marquiz Baker's 3-pointer for the Braves (9-20, 7-7) with 2:21 left pulled Alcorn State within 62-60, but the team didn't score again until Anthony Nieves' layup with 13 seconds left, too late for a comeback.

Ellis hit 5 of 7 3-pointers, while Tabb had 20 points and 14 rebounds.

Baker led Alcorn State with 20 points, while LeAntwan Luckett added 18.

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Alabama A&M Bulldogs
J. Crutcher, G402-70-14735
J. Long, G402-52-56126
B. Ellis, G3910-140-030325
D. Tabb, G368-134-6142320
B. Houston, G80-20-00010
G. Hill252-88-1033012
J. Banks72-20-02024
A. Lanier30-00-02000
T. Davis10-00-01000
J. Wagner10-20-00010
Totals 26-5314-2235131572
 49.1%63.6% 
Alcorn State Braves
I. Francis, F262-62-26216
M. Starks, F192-52-45056
M. Baker, G397-212-333120
L. Luckett, G327-133-650518
A. Nieves, G234-172-243210
D. Hampton271-10-03013
M. Myles150-00-01010
J. Nicholas110-12-22022
A. Evans80-30-00100
T. Birdie00-00-01000
S. Raquil00-00-01010
Totals 23-6713-193191965
 34.3%68.4% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas So.16-218-15185
Alcorn St.13-515-15253
Jackson St.12-620-16222
Southern U.11-722-13186
Alabama St.9-914-17265
Prairie View7-117-24334
Alabama A&M6-1210-18332
Ark.-PB6-128-25310
Miss. Val.6-128-27330
Grambling4-147-24350
 
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