Florida A&M broke their streak of three consecutive losses, defeating Alabama State in a 60-54 contest on Saturday evening at Dunn-Oliver Acadome.
Byron Smith scored 16 points to lead the way for Florida A&M. As a team, the Rattlers shot 41% from the field, 32% from behind the arc, and 88% from the free throw line. The advanced stats told a similar story, as the team put up 0.91 points per possession on 53% true shooting.
Duane Posey scored 14 points while Jordan O’Neal added another nine to lead the way for Alabama State. As a team, the Hornets struggled to get things going offensively, scoring just 0.84 points per possession on 33% shooting from the field. Even the uncontested attempts were not falling, as the Hornets went a paltry 9-of-16 from the free throw line.
Both teams face their next test on February 21. Florida A&M gets a chance to end Alabama A&M’s winning streak, while Alabama State squares off with Bethune-Cookman. The Rattlers will look to keep their momentum rolling and earn another win. On the other side, the Hornets will get a shot to recover from this loss.
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