Alabama State 80, Alabama A&M 74
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)—Andrew Hayles scored 16 points for Alabama State in a second-half surge to defeat Alabama A&M 80-74 on Sunday.
Michael Ford scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead A&M (8-10), which led 38-32 at halftime.
But ASU (9-14) dominated the second half as A&M weakened at the free throw line. The Bulldogs shot just 10-24 from the line.
A&M’s Obie Trotter struggled from the field shooting just 6-18 and scored 16 points. Trotter did finish with six assists and four steals.
A&M’s Chris Collins had his best showing of the season, scoring 12 points on 6-10 shooting.
The Hornets held a 48-41 rebounding advantage.