Alabama State vs Texas Southern

Texas Southern 67, Alabama St. 59


HOUSTON (AP) - Omar Strong scored 21 points and Texas Southern held on to top Alabama State 67-59 on Saturday.

Texas Southern (11-16, 10-5 Southwestern Conference), which led 31-19 at the half and 36-21 at the second half's 18:23 mark, saw Alabama State (10-17, 7-8) cut the lead to 39-35 with 11:28 remaining. The Tigers answered with a 9-2 run to regain control.

Alabama State shot 0 of 18 from 3-pointers in the game.

It took nearly seven minutes for Texas Sourthern to assert itself, but when it did, there was little doubt as to who the front-runner was. Following a 5-all tie with 13:41 remaining in the first half, Texas Southern scored 10 unanswered points.

Fred Sturdivant scored 14 points for the Tigers, who turned the ball over 27 times yet still managed to win comfortably.

Tramaine Butler led Alabama State with 18 points.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
Alabama State (10-17)194059
Texas Southern (11-16) «313667

Related Video


CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike White Villanova Wildcats 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

Villanova Wildcats 2016 National Champs
Get the Locker Room Gear!
Shop Now

Alabama State Hornets
P. Crawford, F153-101-22157
I. White, G353-72-35438
T. Butler, G348-162-462418
J. Middlebrooks, G290-42-24152
S. Brown, G252-40-02024
L. Page263-45-1183511
R. Watts241-103-75145
J. Mason92-70-20014
A. Price30-10-00000
Totals 22-6315-3140122959
Texas Southern Tigers
D. Scott, F201-32-22104
T. Price, F161-42-24054
A. Clayborn, F121-10-01052
O. Strong, G376-145-621421
M. Gibbs, G300-613-1674413
F. Sturdivant315-74-881014
D. King160-13-410053
D. Ellington141-20-01402
L. Johnson-Danner90-10-00000
P. Onwenu92-30-03004
D. Joyner30-00-00010
J. Peters30-00-01000
K. Denson00-00-00010
Totals 17-4229-3841112567
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas So.17-223-12105
Alcorn St.14-518-14228
Southern U.11-815-18320
Jackson St.10-914-18322
Prairie View10-913-20307
Miss. Val.7-127-25334
Alabama St.6-138-23342
Alabama A&M2-162-27351
Other games
VT 65 Final
VANDY 74 Final
Kentucky 83
ND 58 Final
St John's 61
Drake 58 Final
Wich St 81
Oklahoma 60 Final
Baylor 70
NOVA 46 Final
Florida 62 Final
Georgia 76
Missouri 86 Final
Kansas 87
AF 58 Final
NC 54 Final
Virginia 51
Purdue 75 Final
Michigan 61
Temple 72 Final
St Joe's 82
N Mexico 64 Final
TCU 83
Nebraska 34 Final
Mich St 62
MRST 69 Final
Syracuse 71 Final
UConn 69
Colo St 66 Final