MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Reginald Gee scored 15 points, including three 3-pointers, and AJ Farrar had a double-double to help Alabama State beat Southern 68-65 on Monday night for its fourth win in a row.
Farrar finished with 17 points, on 6-of-7 shooting, and a career-high 14 rebounds. Tobi Ewuosho added 10 points for Alabama State (8-10, 6-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference).
The Hornets took the lead for good with a 17-3 run that made it 51-40 when Farrar made back-to-back layups to cap the spurt with 13:15 to play. Gee made a 3-pointer and hit three free throws, after being fouled on a 3-point shot, in a 46-second span during that stretch. Ewuosho made two foul shots to give Alabama State a 67-59 lead with 52 seconds left before Southern closed on a 6-1 run.
Hassan Hussein scored 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting and Aaron Ray had 13 points, including four 3-pointers, and four steals for Southern (3-18, 2-6). Sidney Umude, who came in second on the team in scoring at 12.5 points per game, and Bryan Assie both fouled out with six points apiece.