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Texas Southern defeats Alabama A&M 73-61 in SWAC

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NORMAL, Ala. (AP) Fred Sturdivant posted a double-double, scoring 19 points to lead Texas Southern to a 73-61 victory over Alabama A&M Saturday night in Southwestern Athletic Conference action.

Sturdivant also grabbed 11 rebounds for the Tigers (7-13, 6-2). Dexter Ellington added 12 points.

For Alabama A&M (4-13, 2-6), Casey Canty led the Bulldogs with 18 points. Demarquelle Tabb chipped in 12 points and Jeremy Ingram 10.

Sturdivant, who helped Texas Southern take a 34-25 halftime lead, hit 6 of 7 shots from the floor. At the foul line, he was 7 for 10.

The Tigers shot 53.5 percent from the field, making 23 of 43 field goal attempts. Alabama A&M was just 21 for 65 (32.3 percent).

While the Bulldogs made twice as many 3-pointers as the Tigers, they were 8 for 29 from the arc compared to Texas Southern's 4 for 9. The Tigers outscored A&M 23-11 at the foul line.

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