Alabama State knocks off Southern 64-60

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)—Andrew Hayles scored 20 points to lead Alabama State to its seventh consecutive win, a 64-60 victory over Southern University on Saturday night.

Chief Kickingstallionsims added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Hornets (9-7, 6-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who haven’t lost since a 77-72 defeat to Auburn on Dec. 22.

Southern (3-16, 3-4), which had won two straight games, held a 28-24 halftime lead.

The Jaguars hit nine 3-pointers, but Alabama State countered by going 24 of 50 from the field (48 percent) and hitting all 10 of its free-throw attempts.

Southern was just 11 of 19 from the free-throw line (57.8 percent).

Roland Fitch added 12 points for the Hornets.

Chris Davis led Southern with 16 points, Steffon Wiley added 13 points and Barry Honore’ had 11 points.

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5-10,  13 Pts
3 Rebs, 3 Assists
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Andrew Hayles Andrew Hayles
8-13,  20 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists

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