Alabama State holds off Alabama A&M late spurt, wins 57-55 (Jan 14, 2017)

BY AP • January 14, 2017

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) Tony Armstrong scored 16 points and Alabama State held off Alabama A&M for a 57-55 victory on Saturday night.

Reginald Gee's 3-pointer gave the Hornets had a nine-point lead with about six minutes remaining before Quinterian McConico and De'Ederick Petty scored four points each for an 8-0 spurt that pulled Alabama A&M to 55-54 with 1:26 left. Gee made a pair of free throws and McConico made 1 of 2 from the line to make it 57-55 with 45 seconds to go.

Petty forced a turnover with 16 seconds to play, but Matthew Cotton missed a jumper with three seconds left to seal it for Alabama State.

Gee and Rodney Simeon had 13 points apiece for Alabama State (4-13, 2-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference).

Petty scored 19 points and McConico had 18 with a game-high nine rebounds to lead Alabama A&M (1-15, 1-4).

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