Alabama State rallies to knock off MVSU

Published 10:30 pm Saturday, February 6, 2016

ITTA BENA (AP) – Torloft Thomas scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half as Alabama State overcame a 14-point halftime deficit and beat Mississippi Valley State 73-62 on Saturday night.

Thomas made four 3-pointers, finished 5 of 5 from the floor and made all three free-throw attempts in the second half. Tony Armstrong added 13 points for Alabama State (8-14, 3-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which has won consecutive games since snapping its five-game skid. Jamel Waters had 12 points and Bobby Brown 10 for the Hornets.

Marcus Romain scored 17 points to lead Mississippi Valley State (4-20, 4-6). Kylan Phillips added 11 points.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

Romain scored 11 points in the first half as the Delta Devils built a 41-27 halftime lead. The Hornets opened the second half with a 25-9 run to tie it at 52-all, then added an 11-6 spurt to take a 63-58 lead and cruised from there.