Saint Augustine’s takes down Winston-Salem State 68-51

by Falcons Sports Information Department WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Feb. 9) – Saint Augustine’s University quieted a packed crowd at the Gaines Center with defense and Tyre Gathright (Sr./Wilmington, NC)  as the Falcons toppled Winston-Salem State University 68-51 in a CIAA men’s basketball game on Saturday. The Falcons limited the Rams to 36.7 percent shooting, including 21.1 percent behind the three-point arc. The Rams’ point total is a season-low for a Falcons’ opponent. It is also the Rams’ second-lowest scoring output this season. Gathright provided the Falcons’ offensive spark as he scored a…

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Grambling Lady Tigers fall to Southern 71-65

From Grambling Sports Information: BATON ROUGE, La. | Three Grambling State University women’s basketball players posted double figures in scoring, but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Tigers fell, 71-65, on Saturday to rival Southern in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game at the F.G. Clark Activity Center. Grambling State (9-13 overall, 6-4 SWAC), which has now lost two straight, trailed, 23-21 at the end of one period and 35-31 at the break. Southern (12-10, 9-2) took a 46-44 lead into the final period. Justice Coleman led the way with 14 points,…

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Grambling defeats Southern 59-40

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University men’s basketball team shot over 50 percent in the second half as the Tigers completed a season sweep of rival Southern, 59-40, on Saturday in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game at the F.G. Clark Activity Center. Grambling State (12-11 overall, 6-4 SWAC) shot nearly 31 percent in the first half, yet trailed Southern, 23-20, at the break. The Tigers turned things up offensively in the second half, shooting almost 55 percent in outscoring the Jaguars, 39-17, to cruise…

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SWAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

From swac.org : BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Grambling State University senior guard Shakyla Hill has been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week after a history-making effort over this past weekend. The league made the announcement Tuesday morning. Hill became the first player in NCAA Division I college basketball history – male or female – to record two quadruple-doubles, accomplishing the feat in a 77-57 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday. Hill finished with a game-high 21 points, 16 rebounds, 13 assists and 10 steals in the game, shooting…

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SWAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

From swac.org : BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Texas Southern University forward Jeremy Combs has been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after helping lead the Tigers to victories over Alabama State and Alabama A&M. The league made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. Combs posted weekly averages of 19 points and 8.5 rebounds per game as Texas Southern earned double-digit wins over the Hornets and Bulldogs. The Dallas, Texas native was particularly impressive against Alabama State, scoring 29 points on 12-of-18 shooting along with 11 rebounds in an 83-59 victory.…

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Kentucky State Ladies’ Basketball defeats Spring Hill 63-60

Courtesy of Kentucky State Athletics MOBILE, AL – The Kentucky State University women’s basketball team shook off a disastrous start to come back and post a 63-60 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over Spring Hill Monday at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center. Kentucky State missed nine of its first 10 shots, while Spring Hill connected on seven of its first 11 shots, and when head coach Terrance Slater called a timeout – the Thorobreds trailed 17-2. However, that would be the largest KSU deficit. The Thorobreds trailed by 10 at the…

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Kentucky States edges Spring Hill 83-81

Courtesy of Kentucky State Athletics MOBILE, AL – As the wide open Spring Hill corner three-pointer was hoisted as time expired, the Kentucky State University men’s basketball team had bouts of déjà vu and the white-clad Badgers started to storm the court. Last season, Kentucky State took the lead with eight seconds remaining only to have Spring Hill win it at the buzzer. New year, new outcome. The three-point attempt hit every part of the rim and was halfway down before popping out and the Thorobreds’ escaped the Arthur R.…

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Week 10 SIAC Basketball Players of the Week

From thesiac.com: ATLANTA, Ga. (February 5, 2019)– The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its men’s and women’s basketball Players of the Week. For women, Katie Krout (Spring Hill) was named Player of the Week, while Jessie Kee (Kentucky State) earned Newcomer of the Week. For men, Justin Allison (Spring Hill) was named Player of the Week, while Tyrell Williams (Albany State) earned Newcomer of the Week, released by the league office on Tuesday. Women’s Basketball PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Katie Krout, Spring HillForward  |  5’11  |  Redshirt Freshman  |  Tuscaloosa, Alabama Krout has posted a double-double in all three of the Badgers games this week. For the…

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From swac.org: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- With the 2018-19 Southwestern Athletic Conference league schedule in full swing several pivotal national television match-ups highlight the remainder of the season. On Monday, February 4, Mississippi Valley State will travel to face Grambling State in a contest that is slated to be televised at 8:00 p.m. on ESPNU. Arkansas-Pine Bluff will hosts the league’s third televised contest of the season on Monday, February 18th when the Golden Lions take the hardwood against the Braves of Alcorn State on ESPNU at 6:00 p.m. Prairie View A&M will…

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CIAA, Lowe’s to recognize SAU’s Kelsee Arnold and Tyre Gathright

From theciaa.com: Office of Sports Information RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 29) – The Lowe’s Corporation and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) will recognize basketball student-athletes Kelsee Arnold (Sr./Fayetteville, GA) and Tyre Gathright (Sr./Wilmington, NC) of Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) during the men’s and women’s doubleheader against Livingstone College on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Emery Gymnasium. Both Arnold and Gathright are SAU nominees for the Lowe’s CIAA Senior CLASS Award, given to a male and female basketball senior who excel in the areas of the four C’s – Classroom, Character, Community…

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