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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Frankie Sullivan scored 24 points and Allen Payne added 17 as Auburn defeated Florida State 78-72 in the Tigers' nonconference finale Wednesday night. Auburn trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half before outscoring the Seminoles 21-10 down the back end of the first half to cut the Florida State lead to 36-35 by halftime.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Denzell McDaniel scored 16 points and Ryan Watts netted eight of his 10 points during a key early run as Alabama State topped Jackson State 70-66 Wednesday night in each team's Southwestern Athletic Conference opener. Alabama State used a 9-0 run in the second half to take a 39-34 lead.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Terence Jones scored 19 points and Rod Rucker 16 to lead UAB to a 65-61 victory over Georgia Southern in a nonconference game Wednesday night. Jones surpassed the 1,000-point milestone for his career. Fahro Alihodzic chipped in 12 points for the Blazers.

NORMAL, Ala. (AP) — Justan Banks tallied a double-double and three other players scored 12 points each to lead Alabama A&M over Grambling State 78-53 Wednesday in the Southwestern Athletic Conference opener for both teams. Jeremy Crutcher, Green Hill, and Demarquelle Tabb scored 12 points apiece and Banks finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

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