Alabama St. 74, Troy 68

Phillip Crawford led four players in double-figures with 12

points and Alabama State handed Troy its fifth straight loss,

beating the Trojans 74-68 Thursday night in a nonconference


Shawntez Patterson and Stephawn Brown also had 12 while Denzell

McDaniel had 10 off the bench. McDaniel posted a game-high six

assists for Alabama State, which won its first game of the


Alabama State (1-7) held a 42-36 advantage at halftime and

quickly pushed its lead to 16, 52-36, after opening the second half

with 10 straight points. The Hornets led by 20, 64-44, behind a

3-pointer from Patterson at the 11:27 mark.

Alabama State shot 52 percent (28 of 54), including 10 of 17

from deep, and dished out 19 team assists, compared to just nine

for Troy.

Tevin Calhoun had 13 for Troy, which outscored Alabama State

24-10 over the final 11 minutes to create the final margin.