Scores

Final

Alabama State 59

(10-17, 7-8 SWAC)

Texas Southern 67

(11-16, 10-5 SWAC)

    5:30 PM ET, February 25, 2012

    Health & PE Center, Houston, Texas

    1 2 T
    ALST 19 4059
    TXSO 31 3667

    Top Performers

    Alabama State: T. Butler 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Texas Southern: O. Strong 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Texas Southern 67, Alabama St. 59

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON -- 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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ALST
    TXSO
    Points 59 67
    FG Made-Attempted 22-63 (.349) 17-42 (.405)
    3P Made-Attempted 0-19 (.000) 4-13 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-31 (.484) 29-38 (.763)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 29 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 14

    2011-12 Season

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