Alabama St. 66, Texas Southern 59

Ivory White scored 21 points and Phillip Crawford added 17 as

Alabama State rallied to beat Texas Southern in overtime on Monday

night, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Texas Southern entered halftime leading 32-18 and pushed that

lead to 48-30 behind five straight points from Fred Sturdivant.

However, Alabama State (8-13, 5-4 Southwest Athletic Conference)

used a 22-6 run over the final 9 minutes to cut the deficit to

54-52. White’s layup with 3 seconds left sent the game into


Crawford had 11 during the run and White had eight as the

Hornets outscored Texas Southern 36-22 in the second half.

Alabama State controlled overtime, making the first three

baskets and sinking four free throws in the final 20 seconds to

seal the victory.

Texas Southern (7-14, 6-3) took seven 3-pointers in overtime,

connecting on just one.

Sturdivant led the Tigers with 16 points and seven rebounds.