Western Illinois pushes past Alabama State 78-68
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) Garret Covington scored 18 points, Jabari Sandifer added 11 with eight assists and seven rebounds and Western Illinois pushed past Alabama State for a 78-68 victory on Saturday night.
Western Illinois used a 13-0 run sparked by three layups from Conde to push out to an early 19-4 lead. The Leathernecks carried a late surge from the first half into the second, grabbing their largest lead of 21 after a jumper from Covington with 18:10 remaining.
Alabama State (3-4) trailed by double digits the rest of the way until pulling within 74-65 with 2:05 left.