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South Carolina St. beats Florida A&M 91-65

Mar 2, 2010 - 3:50 AM ORANGEBURG, S.C.(AP) -- Jason Flagler scored 26 points as South Carolina State defeated Florida A&M 91-65 on Monday night.

Darnell Porter added 22 points for the Bulldogs (16-12, 10-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who have won two in a row after previously losing three straight. Freshman Khalif Toombs also dished out a career-high nine assists.

After holding a 45-40 lead at the half, South Carolina State opened the second period with a 13-0 run to boost its advantage to 58-40 with 17:29 remaining. A jumper from Flagler made the score 68-43 with 13:45 left, and the Rattlers trailed by at least 20 points the rest of the way.

David Buchannon scored 11 points to lead Florida A&M (8-21, 4-11), while Amin Stevens and Yannick Crowder added 10 points apiece.

In the second half, the Bulldogs shot 61.5 percent from the field (16-for-26), compared to 30 percent for the Rattlers (9-for-30).