MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Madarious Gibbs had 16 points, Malcom Riley added 14 and Texas Southern swept the season series with Alabama State 58-49 on Saturday in a showdown of the top two teams in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
Gibbs scored on back-to-back possessions to give Texas Southern a 52-43 lead with 6:08 left. The Tigers (16-12, 13-2 SWAC) stretched out their possessions from there to win their fifth straight.
Deverell Biggs added 10 points for the Tigers.
Alabama State (16-8, 12-3) dropped a game behind TSU in the standings. Both teams have three games remaining in the conference season.
Texas Southern pulled away with seven straight points to lead 47-39 with 11:27 left.