Texas Southern beats Alabama A&M 83-78 in OT

February 26, 2011 8:27:56 PM PST
Harrison Smith scored 19 points and Travele Jones added 18 to lead Texas Southern to an 83-78 overtime victory over Alabama A&M on Saturday night. The Tigers (16-10, 14-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) shot 45.5 percent from the field (5 of 11), including 2 of 2 from 3-point range in the extra period en route to their eighth straight victory.

Kevin Galloway knocked down 1 of 2 free throws with 26 seconds left in regulation, tying the score at 70 and forcing overtime. Galloway finished with 10 assists.

Texas Southern led 48-34 with 17:40 left to play before a 25-9 run gave the Bulldogs (12-12, 9-6) a 59-57 lead with 8:13 to go.

Alabama A&M continued to lead, 64-59, after a dunk by Casey Cantey with 6:10 remaining.

DeMarquelle Tabb scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Cornelius Hester added 18 points, Cantey had 16 and Bo Amusa 10.