HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP)Garrett Hicks had 19 points in Alabama A&M’s 66-59 win over UAPB in a Southwestern Athlatic Conference opener on Monday night.

Hicks added seven rebounds and four steals for the Bulldogs (4-9). Messiah Thompson scored 14 points while going 5 of 10 and 3 of 4 from the free throw line, and added six assists and three steals. Olisa Akonobi recorded 13 points and shot 6 of 11 from the field.

Brahm Harris led the Golden Lions (4-10) in scoring, finishing with 12 points. Kylen Milton added 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists for UAPB. Ismael Plet also had 10 points and eight rebounds.

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Both teams play again on Wednesday. Alabama A&M hosts Mississippi Valley State and UAPB travels to play Alabama State.

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