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Alabama State defeats Alabama A&M 56-45 in SWAC

Mar 11, 2010 - 11:26 PM BOSSIER CITY, La.(AP) -- Tramayne Moorer scored 18 points as Alabama State defeated Alabama A&M 56-45 Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament.

The third-seeded Hornets (16-14) advance to play second-seeded Arkansas-Pine Bluff (15-15) in the semifinals on Friday. The teams split the regular-season series.

Alabama State, which posted its eighth straight victory over Alabama A&M (11-16), also eliminated the Bulldogs in last year's SWAC tournament on the way to the title.

Sixth-seeded Alabama A&M, which was last in the SWAC in field goal percentage in the regular season, missed all 12 3-pointers and shot 26 percent from the field (14-for-53).

Cornelius Hester led the Bulldogs with 13 points.

The Hornets' 27-18 halftime advantage was cut to two in the opening 2 minutes of the second half. Alabama State then pushed the lead to 14 at the 10-minute mark.






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    Alabama A&M 45, Alabama State 56  FinalMar 11 6:10 PM


  • SWAC TOURNAMENT
    AT BOSSIER CITY, LA
    NCAA BB ALABAMA A&M 45
    ALABAMA ST 56 FINAL

    Mar 11 5:38 PM


  • SWAC TOURNAMENT
    AT BOSSIER CITY, LA
    NCAA BB ALABAMA A&M 18
    ALABAMA ST 27 HALFTIME

    Mar 11 4:29 PM