Samford 63, Alabama State 49
Alabama State fell behind early in this one. The Hornets were outscored 19-8 in the first quarter, and 12-9 in the second for a 31-17 halftime deficit. The Hornets played a much better second half. ASU outscored Samford 19-13 in the fourth quarter, but the outcome was already decided. The Hornets did not shoot the ball well from three point range in this one, going just 1-9 from behind the arc as a team, compared to Samford going 5-12.
Alabama State will continue its road swing on Sunday when the Hornets take on Troy at 3:00PM CT.
New Orleans 63, Texas Southern 57
Texas Southern (4-2) came out to the early lead in the contest, leading 11-9 at the end of the first quarter. New Orleans would reclaim the lead going into the break 23-21. The game would continue to be close in the second half. Texas Southern was outscored by just one point to make the score 39-36 going into the final frame. New Orleans would pull away late to take the win. Texas Southern shot the ball better then New Orleans despite the loss, going 21-50 from the field for a .420 field goal percentage.
Next up, Texas Southern will travel to Houston Baptist for a contest on Dec. 4 at 4:00 PM CT.