The Hornets (4-7) also had all five starters in double figures, led by Jamel Waters with 24. Steve Rogers had 15, Corvon Butler 14 with 10 boards, Bobby Brown had 14 and Tony Armstrong 11. Alabama State was 7 of 8 from the line.
Alabama State led 50-45 at the half but a 3-point play from Gavin and four points by Price quickly put the Eagles ahead early in the second half. The game was at 61 near the midway point when Winthrop put together a 12-3 run with eight points coming from the line.