HOUSTON — D'Aris Scarver scored 21 points and D'Angelo Scott grabbed 17 rebounds as Texas Southern walloped a back-pedaling Alabama State 86-66 on Saturday night.
Texas Southern (13-14, 9-6) was on top 29-13 with 7:42 left in the first half as Alabama State — loser of three of four games coming in— struggled to get the ball through the hoop. The lopsided first half ended with the Hornets falling even further back, trailing the Tigers 47-26.
Alabama State (15-11, 9-6) fell behind by 24 points with 11:02 remaining and narrowed the gap only slightly before the game ended.
Alabama State won the first game of the series, but Texas Southern, in evening the score, moved in to a tie for second with the Hornets in the Southwestern Athletic Conference with three conference games to play.
Luther Page scored 14 points for the Hornets.