MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Menji Mundadi scored 22 points to lead Alabama State to an 83-69 victory over Alabama A&M on Saturday night.
Tramayne Moorer added 18 points and 17 rebounds for the Hornets (6-10, 3-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference).
A fastbreak layup from Mundadi capped a 14-2 run for the Hornets for a 56-38 lead with 12:31 remaining in the second half. Alabama A&M (4-9, 1-4) responded with a 17-4 run to cut the lead to 59-54 with 7:57 left to play. But the Bulldogs would get no closer, as the Hornets would eventually go on to build a 14-point lead at 69-55 with 4:59 remaining.
Alabama State shot 55.6 percent from the field (30-for-54), while the Hornets shot only 37.1 percent (23-for-62).
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.