Alabama St. 81, Alabama A&M 68
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)—Akeim Claborn scored 20 points and had nine rebounds to lead Alabama State to an 81-68 win over rival Alabama A&M Saturday night.
Richard Lott added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets (2-14, 1-4, Southwestern Athletic Conference) in their first league win.
Claborn was 8-of-12 shooting and seven of his rebounds came on offense. LaMarquis Blake and Cedric Mitchell added 13 points apiece for Alabama State.
Joe Martin had 18 points for the Bulldogs (5-6, 3-2), who also got 17 points from both Obie Trotter and Michael Ford. Ford had 12 rebounds and five assists.
Alabama State shot 59 percent in the first half to build a 42-31 halftime lead.