Alabama St. 73, Texas Southern 66

Alabama State completed a day of upsets in the Southwestern

Athletic Conference tournament semifinals on Friday, knocking off

top-seeded Texas Southern 73-66.

The fourth-seeded Hornets (16-17) advance to the championship

game Saturday against sixth-seeded Grambling State, which defeated

No. 2 Jackson State in the other semifinal Friday.

Alabama State, which has won 10 of its last 11 games, had five

players in double figures: Ivory White scored 17 points, Tremayne

Moorer 14, Kenderek Washington 13, Jeff Middlebrooks 11 and

Tramaine Butler 10.

Harrison Smith had 24 points for Texas Southern (19-12), which

trailed by as many as 19 points in the first half.

The two teams combined to shoot 76 free throws – Alabama State

was 28 for 42 and Texas Southern 22 for 34.