NICEVILLE, Fla. - Brandon Battle had 14 points off the bench to carry Alabama State to a 67-54 win over Chicago State in the consolation round of the Emerald Coast Classic on Saturday for coach Lewis Jackson’s 200th career victory.
Tobi Ewuosho had 13 points and eight rebounds for Alabama State (1-6), which never trailed in ending its season-opening six-game losing streak. Jacoby Ross added 11 points.
Andrew Lewis had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Cougars (3-6), who trailed 31-17 at halftime. Xavier Johnson added 12 points, but had 10 turnovers. Jace Colley had three blocks.
Alabama State plays South Dakota on the road next Monday. Chicago State faces Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on the road on Wednesday.