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South Carolina State beats Florida A&M 77-62

Feb 2, 2010 - 5:19 AM TALLAHASSEE, Fla.(AP) -- Darnell Porter scored 22 points and South Carolina State beat Florida A&M 77-62 on Monday night.

The Bulldogs have won three in a row and four of their past five games.

Brandon Smalls added 15 points and Jason Flagler added 12 for the Bulldogs (11-8, 5-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).

The Bulldogs led 35-31 at halftime, went on a 13-2 run early in the second half and grabbed a 50-37 advantage with 12:16 to play after a free throw by Arsenio Williams. The lead never dipped below nine points the rest of the way, and the Bulldogs took their biggest lead at 63-47 after a free throw by Porter with 5:58 remaining.

South Carolina State held a 38-27 edge in rebounding and limited the Rattlers to only seven offensive boards.

Dale Hughes scored 19 points and Rasheem Jenkins added 13 points for the Rattlers (5-16, 2-6).