Scores

Final

AR-Pine Bluff 55

(13-18, 11-7 SWAC)

Alabama State 63

(21-9, 16-2 SWAC)

    9:00 PM ET, March 13, 2009

    1 2 T
    ARPB 22 3355
    ALST 37 2663

    Top Performers

    Arkansas-Pine Bluff: L. Weathers 13 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Blk

    Alabama St: A. Hayles 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk

    Alabama St. 63, Ark.-Pine Bluff 55

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Andrew Hayles scored 16 points to lead Alabama State to a 63-55 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament semifinal on Friday night.

    The top-seeded Hornets (21-9) led throughout, and advanced to play second-seeded Jackson State today for the tournament title and the SWAC's automatic NCAA bid. The teams split their regular-season games.

    Both Alabama State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (13-18) shot poorly -- the Hornets were 21 of 62 (33.9 percent) and the Golden Lions were 20 of 70 (28.6 percent) -- but Alabama State jumped out to a 10-0 lead and led by 18 with 14:01 left in the second half.

    Alabama State's Chief Kickingstallionsims had eight points, seven rebounds and five blocks.

    Lebaron Weathers scored 13 points and had nine rebounds for fourth-seeded Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Gavin Montgomery added 12 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ARPB
    ALST
    Points 55 63
    FG Made-Attempted 20-70 (.286) 21-62 (.339)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-12 (.250) 3-15 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 18-26 (.692)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 16

    2008-09 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 10, 2009 ALST 71, @ARPB 66Recap
    Feb 7, 2009 @ALST 65, ARPB 59Recap
    » Mar 13, 2009 @ALST 63, ARPB 55Recap