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Alabama St. 90, Texas Southern 73

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Andrew Hayles scored 18 points to lead Alabama State in a 90-73 win over Texas Southern on Monday night.

Chief Kickingstallionsims added 14 points and Brandon Brooks had 13 for the Hornets (18-8, 15-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who remain atop the SWAC with two road games left to play in the regular season. The Hornets have won nine straight games.

DeAndre Hall paced the Tigers (5-24, 5-11) with 30 points. The Tigers had their season best two-game winning streak snapped.

The Hornets led by 11 points at the break, and they sealed the game in the second half by outscoring the Tigers 50-44.

Alabama State went 28-for-36 from the free-throw line compared to just a 13-for-26 mark for the Tigers.

The Hornets, who beat the Tigers 72-56 on Feb. 2, swept the season series with the win.