Alabama State broke its streak of four consecutive losses, defeating Southern, the top team in the SWAC in a 73-66 contest on Monday night at Dunn-Oliver Acadome. The Hornets got off to a good start, going into halftime with a 36-31 lead. They then continued to outscore the Jags 37-35 in the second half to come away with the victory.
Alex Anderson led the way for Alabama State putting up 19 points. As a team, the Hornets shot 44% from the field, 32% from behind the arc, and 79% from the free throw line. The advanced stats told a similar story, as the team put up 1.09 points per possession on 54% true shooting.
Jalen Reynolds put up 17 points to lead SU against Alabama State. the Jags shot 25-of-70 from the field and 3-of-27 from behind the arc. Their shooting was part of larger offensive struggles that contributed to the loss. Southern only mustered 0.92 points per possession on 43% true shooting.
Both teams face their next test on Feb. 11. Alabama State takes on Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a conference clash, while Southern squares off with Prairie View A&M. The Hornets will look to keep their momentum rolling and earn another win. On the other side, the Jags will be thankful to return home.
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