NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State expanded on a nine-point halftime lead early in the second half on the way to rolling past Alabama A&M 86-67 in men's college basketball play Tuesday night.
The Tigers (5-4) were led by Rod Flowers who scored 18 points and posted a TSU career-high 19 rebounds. Flowers posted his fifth double-double of the season against the Alabama A&M team, which is located in his hometown of Huntsville.
The Tigers led 32-23 at halftime and kept the lead in double digits after the 19-minute mark of the second half. TSU built its largest lead at 29 points at 84-55 with 4:22 remaining in the game.
TSU held a 58-37 rebounding advantage. The Tigers shot 60 percent in the second half (21-35) and 45 percent (33-74) for the game.
Senior Roshaun Bowens tallied 15 points and missed a double-double with nine rebounds. Kareem Grant added 12 points for the Tigers.
Alabama A&M (3-5) had entered the game coming off a 71-68 loss at unbeaten Texas A&M. The Bulldogs shot 32 percent (24-74) from the field for the game. Marcus Young led the visitors with 19 points.
TSU will play at Southeastern Conference members Arkansas (Thursday) and Alabama (Saturday) in upcoming games.