Alabama St. 63, Grambling St. 61

BY foxsports • March 2, 2012

Ivory White posted a double-double and led Alabama State with 15 points in a 63-61 win over Grambling State 63-61 Thursday night in Southwestern Athletic Conference action.

Alabama State (11-18, 8-9), leading 47-34 at halftime, won despite scoring 16 points in the second half.

White totaled 15 points and 10 rebounds. Phillip Crawford posted a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double and Tramaine Butler added 13 points and Ryan Watts 11.

The Hornets held a 44-26 rebounding edge.

For Grambling (3-24, 3-14), guards Quincy Roberts and Xavier Rogers scored 26 and 20 points, respectively. Six other Tigers scored, none more than three points.

Down 13 at halftime, Grambling rallied late. Rogers' 3-pointer with 59 seconds left cut it to 63-61. Alabama missed two 1-and-1's in the waning seconds, the second with 8 seconds left. The Hornets, with fouls to give, fouled twice before Roberts' long trey bounced off the rim at the buzzer.