HUNTSVILLE, Texas—Brandon Graham socred 13 points and DeMarcus Robinson added 11, but Alabama State University could not overcome hot shooting falling 71-49 to Sam Houston State.
ASU struggled shooting from the field only hitting 26 percent of their shots. The Hornets top scorer Jamel Waters was held to three points, but did finish tied for game-high six assists and two steals.
Maurice Strong was plagued by foul trouble, especially in the first half when he sat for most of the opening 20 minutes with two fouls. He scored all seven of his points in the second half and finished with Graham for team-high honors in rebounds with eight.
SHSU (24-10) shot 44 percent from the field, but shot 54 percent in the second half and that includes knocking down six of their 12 three point attempts.The Bearkats had four players finish in double figures led by Dararai Henderson’s 14. James Thomas scored 13 and Aurimas Majauskas 11 and Paul Baxter 10.
ASU trailed 28-20 at the half as the Hornets were able to only shoot 24 percent (7-29) from the field and only two of 11 from beyond the three point line. Graham led ASU with seven first-half points and Armstrong added six before picking up his second foul.
The Hornets finish the season 19-13 overall and have all their players returning next season.
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