Southern University keeps rolling, adds win over Alabama State

Southern University earned an impressive SWAC win on Monday evening, taking down Alabama State by a score of 73-62. The Jags went into the break leading by three points, and then outscored the Hornets 40-32 over the final 20 minutes to secure the win.

Derrick Tezeno scored 19 points in an incredibly efficient 5-of-6 shooting performance to lead the way for Southern. The Jags’ ability to generate opportunities at the charity stripe was crucial to their success. They drew 20 personal fouls on the defense, which led to 19 points (83% shooting) from the free throw line. Efficiency metrics evaluated the offense at an average of 1.11 points scored per possession on 56% true shooting.

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Amarr Knox put up 19 points to lead Alabama State. As a team, the Hornets shot 42% (22-of-53) from the field and 41% (7-of-17) from distance. That netted out to an average of 0.93 points per possession.

  • Southern committed five unforced turnovers (8% of possessions)
  • Alabama State recorded a new season-low four steals
  • Two lead changes and two ties were recorded in the game

Both teams take the floor again on Feb. 17. Southern meets Prairie View A&M at William J. Nicks Building, where the Jags will look for a repeat of their success here this evening. Meanwhile, Alabama State will be thankful to return home when they host Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Dunn-Oliver Acadome.

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Southern University keeps rolling, adds win over Alabama State

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