Alabama State 67

(1-7, 0-7 away)

Florida A&M 74

(3-4, 0-1 MEAC)

    4:00 PM ET, December 10, 2005

    1 2 T
    ALST 36 3167
    FAMU 24 5074

    Top Performers

    Alabama St: C. Mitchell 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast

    Florida A&M: T. Tate 17 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast, 4 Stl

    Florida A&M 74, Alabama State 67

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Tony Tate scored 17 points and Jon Mason drilled a go-ahead 3-point shot with 1:52 left in the game to lead Florida A&M to a 74-67 win over Alabama State on Saturday.

    Mason's shot gave the Rattlers a 68-65 lead, and the Hornets managed only a layup by Alexander Oliver in the final stages of the game.

    Florida A&M (3-4) made four free throws in the final 16 seconds to seal the win and stop a three-game losing streak. Alabama State (1-7) has lost five straight.

    A jumper and foul shot by Josh Boel gave Alabama State a 61-53 lead with 5:29 remaining. The Rattlers then went on a 10-2 run, including five points by Tate, to tie the game at 63 on a free throw by Rome Sanders.

    Brian Greene got the rebound off Sanders' miss and hit a jumper, but Alabama State's Richard Lott hit two from the foul line to tie it at 65 and set up Mason's 3-pointer.

    Mason went 5 for 7 from 3-point range and finished with 15 points. Tate had five assists and four steals, and Florida A&M made 11 more foul shots that the visitors.

    Cedric Mitchell scored 14 points for the Hornets, and LaMarquis Blake and Andrew Hayles scored 12 points each.

    The Hornets led 41-30 with 17:57 left in the game, but that's when the Rattlers began slowly chipping away at the lead, coming to within five points at 44-39 on two free throws by Tate.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 67 74
    FG Made-Attempted 22-47 (.468) 22-53 (.415)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-25 (.480) 8-23 (.348)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-16 (.688) 22-27 (.815)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 7

    2005-06 Season

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