PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Fausto Pichardo scored a career-high 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help Alabama State upset Southwestern Athletic Conference leader Arkansas-Pine Bluff 65-59 on Monday night.
Reginald Gee added 14 points and seven rebounds, while the Hornets (5-18, 5-6 SWAC) finished with a 48-25 advantage on the glass to record their second straight win and hand the Golden Lions only their second conference loss.
Gee scored 10 points as the Hornets built a 36-33 halftime lead and remained ahead the rest of the way, with the lead getting as high as 53-45 following Tobi Ewuosho's layup with 7:40 left.
The Golden Lions closed to within 61-57 in the final minute, but Alabama State made 4 of 6 free throws down the stretch to hold on.
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