By Associated Press - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Tony Armstrong scored 17 points with 7-for-11 shooting and Alabama State held off Southern for a 79-65 win Monday night.

Reginald Gee and Rodney Simeon added 13 points apiece, Torloft Thomas had 12 and Amir Warnock hauled in 10 rebounds for Alabama State (5-14, 3-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference). The Hornets shot 53 percent from the field and forced 10 turnovers.

Southern (9-12, 5-3) trailed 42-25 at the break but outscored Alabama State 40-37 in the second half to tighten the gap. The Jaguars controlled the boards 38-32 but made just 23 field goals, including 3 of 14 from 3-point range.

Shawn Prudhomme paced the Jaguars with 19 points and six rebounds. Jared Sam added 17 points with 6-for-9 shooting from the field for Southern.

Southern remained tied with Alcorn State for second place in the SWAC.

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