MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Tramayne Moorer scored 14 points and Alabama State defeated Texas Southern 60-48 on Monday night, its sixth win in a row and seventh out of 10.
The Hornets (13-16, 10-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference) led 35-12 at halftime and stretched their lead to as many as 26 points midway through the second.
Alabama State held the Tigers (16-11, 14-2) to just 4-of-18 shooting in the first half, and forced 14 turnovers leading 18 points. The Hornets had eight steals in the first half.
Alabama State scored 22 points off 17 turnovers in the game and finished with 11 steals, including four by Tramaine Butler.
Kenderek Washington added 12 points and Ivory White 10 for the Hornets, who outrebounded Texas Southern 34-27 and outscored the conference leader in the paint 30-19.
Harrison Smith scored 17 points for the Tigers, who had won eight straight and 13 out of 14.