AAMU Comes up Short Against Alabama State

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - In a hard-fought game befitting the fierce intrastate rivalry, Alabama State held off Alabama A&M 59-56 Saturday night.

The Hornets remain unbeaten in the Southwestern Athletic Conference at 5-0 while the loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Bulldogs, 3-2.

With Alabama State leading 57-53, A&M's Marcus Merriweather hit a three-point shot with 57 seconds left to bring the Bulldogs to within one at 57-56.

On the Bulldogs' next possession, Merriweather made a critical turnover with 33.3 seconds to play. But A&M staved off the threat before Jamel Waters stole the ball with 10 seconds to play and fed Bobby Brown for a slam and a 59-56 Hornet lead.

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Courtesy: Alabama A&M media relations