Alabama A&M upset one of the top SWAC teams, Southern, by a score of 68-65 on Saturday evening. The Bulldogs went into halftime with an 11-point lead. Despite being outscored 35-27 in the second half, they were able to fend off the Jags and hold on for the win.
Xavier Brewer led the way for Alabama A&M, putting up 16 points to go along with six boards. As a team, the Bulldogs shot 57% from the field, 52% from behind the arc, and 62% from the free throw line. The advanced stats told a similar story, as the team put up 1.02 points per possession on 68% true shooting.
Southern’s offense was led by Brion Whitley, who scored 17 points. As a team, the Jags shot 23-of-55 from the field and 3-of-23 from three. That contributed to their average of 0.96 points per possession and 51% true shooting, which wasn’t enough to secure the win.
Alabama A&M rebounded nicely from its last game, a loss against Grambling State. Winning its last game of the season is all they could’ve asked for. They’ll head into the offseason on a good note. On the other side, this loss marks a return to earth for Southern after a run of great play. The team will have to wait until next year for redemption, as this was its final game of the season.
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