MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Brandon Battle and Jeremy Hamilton scored 14 points apiece and Alabama State closed the game with an 8-0 run to rally past Prairie View A&M 52-49 on Saturday.
Battle hit 5 of 8 shots from the floor for the Hornets (4-17, 3-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference) and added seven rebounds. Hamilton sank 4 of 7 from 3-point range. Tobi Ewuosho grabbed 10 rebounds to go with nine points.
Prairie View A&M trailed 34-23 at halftime, but the Panthers (10-11, 6-2) battled back to take a 49-44 lead on a Gerard Andrus basket with 4:48 left in the game. They would not score again. Leon Daniels and Battle made two free throws each to pull Alabama State within a point. Battle had a go-ahead layup with 23 seconds left and Jacoby Ross added two free throws 10 seconds later to preserve the win.
Darius Williams topped Prairie View A&M with 15 points off the bench. Jonathan Jackson was the lone Panthers starter to score in double figures with 10.
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