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Southern hoops beats Alabama A&M 82-68

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Posted: Jan 21, 2013 11:09 PM
Source: Associated Press

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Derick Beltran posted 24 points as Southern University won its 10th straight game, defeating Alabama A&M 82-68 Monday night in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.

Malcolm Miller tallied his 18th straight game in double figures with 19, and Yondarius Johnson added 10 points for Southern (14-6, 8-0), which has won 13 of its last 14 games after starting the season 1-5.

Demarquelle Tabb tied the game 11-11 with a jumper but Miller scored Southern's next 13 points to put the Jaguars up for good, 24-15.

Southern shot 48.3 percent (28 of 58) from the field, knocked down a season-high 19 free throws and dished out 17 assists. The Golden Tigers are averaging 16.2 assists over their last four games.

Tabb paced Alabama A&M (7-11, 3-4) with 20 points and 13 rebounds. The Bulldogs, who entered shooting 65 percent from the line, continued to struggle, hitting just 13 of 23 free throws.

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