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Texas Southern 73, Alabama St. 59

HOUSTON -- Travele Jones scored 18 points to lead Texas Southern past Alabama State 73-59 Monday night.

Kevin Galloway added 15 points and Lawrence Johnson-Danner had 14 to help the Tigers (10-10, 8-1) remain tied for first in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Tramaine Butler led the Hornets (6-16, 3-6) with 17 points.

Texas Southern took control of this one early by quickly building double-digit lead and shot 51 percent in winning for the eighth time in nine games.

The Tigers led 12-0 2:49 into the game, went into halftime up 41-32 and led by 18 after intermission.

Alabama State got as close as four twice in the first half and cut the gap to 43-35 early in the second, but Texas Southern responded with a 12-2 run and led by double digits the rest of the way.