BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Jalen Johnson had 15 points and nine rebounds as Alabama A&M turned back Florida A&M 61-56 in the quarterfinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday night.

Dailin Smith and Garrett Hicks both pitched in with 12 points and nine rebounds for the fifth-seeded Bulldogs (12-17).

MJ Randolph had 19 points for the fourth-seeded Rattlers (13-17). Kamron Reaves added 13 points and six rebounds. DJ Jones had eight rebounds.

Alabama A&M advances to play No. 1 seed Alcorn State in the semifinals on Friday.


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