Alabama State beats Alabama A&M 57-47

The Associated Press

NORMAL, Ala. (AP) Stephawn Brown scored 15 points and Phillip Crawford added 14 as Alabama State defeated Alabama A&M 57-47 Saturday night.

Ryan Watts scored seven of his nine points in the final 3:32 as the Hornets (9-15, 6-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference) defeated the Bulldogs (5-16, 3-9) for the second time this season. They also won 53-50 on Jan. 14.

Two free throws by Crawford with 3:41 to play broke the game's eighth and final tie. After an Alabama A&M turnover, Watts' 3-pointer 9 seconds later gave the Hornets a five-point lead, 49-44.

A tip-in by Crawford and two jumpers by Watts made it 55-47 with 1:03 left.

The Bulldogs led by seven points, 23-16, with 6:29 left in the first half, but Alabama State cut it to one at halftime, 27-26, on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Tramaine Butler.

Casey Canty scored 12 points and Jeremy Crutcher 11 to lead Alabama A&M.

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