Six MEAC players named to BOXTOROW Men’s Basketball All-America Team

from meacsports.com : BOXTOROW unveiled its 2018-19 men’s basketball All-America teams on Thursday, and six players from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) were honored — including four members of the First Team. Highlighting BOXTOROW’s All-America First Team are Howard teammates RJ Cole and Charles Williams, while North Carolina Central’s Raasean Davis and Bethune-Cookman’s Cletrell Pope are also on the team. Cole is the reigning MEAC Player of the Year, and earlier this week, he was named All-America Honorable Mention by the Associated Press (AP). Cole and Williams were also First…

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Texas Southern defeats Louisiana-Monroe 108-102 in triple OT to advance to CIT Semis

Courtesy tsusports.com  Box Score  MONROE, La. – The Tigers of Texas Southern University continued their memorable basketball season Thursday with a thrilling 108-102 win in triple-overtime at Louisiana–Monroe in the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. TSU’s Tyrik Armstrong scored a game-high 32 points and handed out eight assists, while three other Tigers turned in double-double performances as the Tigers advanced to CIT semifinals for the first time in program history. The Tigers (24-13) are in the semifinal round of a postseason tournament for the first time since 1977, when TSU…

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Kwanza Murray and Darrell Mosley earn ECAC Division II basketball major awards

by Lions Sports Information Department Lincoln University women’s basketball player Kwanza Murray and women’s basketball Head Coach Darrell Mosley earned major awards as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced their Division II Women’s Basketball All-Star and Major Award Winners on Tuesday. Murray was named the ECAC Division II Women’s Basketball Player of the Year while Mosley earned ECAC Division II Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year honors.  It marks the first time in the Lions’ NCAA Division II era that the women’s basketball program has had a player or coach earn…

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Livingstone student-athletes volunteered at local elementary school

by Blue Bears Sports Information Department  SALISBURY – Livingstone College Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) members and their teammates volunteered at Overton Elementary School for their annual Jump rope Club Lock-In.  Each year, LC student-athletes participate with the elementary students to play games, help out by serving dinner and promote goals of physical, social and character development of the students. Each year Overton Elementary School and Livingstone have practices throughout the entire school year.  As the event continued to grow in attendance, more hands were needed to help it run…

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Texas Southern advances to CIT Quarterfinals

Courtesy tsusports.com Box Score EDINBURG, Texas – The end of March is approaching and the Tigers of Texas Southern University are still playing basketball. The Tigers advanced to the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament after defeating Texas–Rio Grande Valley 94-85 on Monday. Jeremy Combs scored 27 points and pulled in 17 rebounds to lead five Tigers scoring in double-figures. The CIT re-seeds teams after each round; Texas Southern’s next opponent has yet to be determined. TSUSports.com will have updates as they become available. The Tigers used a 14-2 run between…

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Shaw’s Amir Hinton named to NABC Coaches’ All-American Team

From theciaa.com : KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 26, 2019) — The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2019 NABC Coaches’ Division II All-America team. Just one day after being named to their All-Atlantic Region team, Shaw University junior Amir Hinton was one of 16 players to be named to the 2019 All-American team.  Hinton, a 6-5 guard, led the nation in scoring at 29.4 points per game during 2018-19 season when he was named the 2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Player of the Year. The All-CIAA selection was also named to the All-Tournament…

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Benedict College’s James Rice named HBCU Women’s Coach of the Year

Courtesy of Benedict Athletics COLUMBIA, S.C. – Benedict College head women’s basketball coach James Rice has been named HBCU Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year by the website The Undefeated, it was announced Tuesday. The Undefeated surveyed and interviewed 47 players and coaches from 24 HBCUs. Schools from NCAA Division I and Division II and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics responded to questions. Rice received 26 percent of the votes to edge out Virginia Union’s AnnMarie Gilbert, who had 22 percent. Rice completed his seventh year as head coach of the Lady…

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Colorado defeats Norfolk State 76-60 in NIT Second Round

From meacsports.com: BOULDER, Colo. – A big first half run made the difference on Monday night, as Colorado defeated the Norfolk State men’s basketball team by a 76-60 margin in the NIT second round at the CU Events Center. The Buffaloes turned a tight game toward their favor thanks to a 19-3 run. They went into half up by 20, although the Spartans outscored them by four in the second half. NSU saw its season come to a close at 22-14 following its second ever postseason victory last Wednesday at Alabama.…

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Shaw Athletics unveil new logo

Courtesy of Shaw University Office of Sports Information RALEIGH, N.C. – After months of research and preparation, Shaw University Athletics has taken on a bold and dynamic branding identity that will set the visual direction of the department for the future. The new logo features a new bear. This innovative design pays tribute to the University’s past while modernizing the look through graphics, colors and lettering. The brand rollout will be on Friday, Mar. 22 at 10 a.m. on the third floor in the President’s Conference room in Estey Hall. Shaw…

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Golden’s 25 not enough for Bethune-Cookman in Tourney Debut

From meacsports.com: Box Score SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Bethune-Cookman’s first trip to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament ended with a 92-50 loss to defending national champion Notre Dame, a life-defining experience to cap off an incredulous run and one more 20-point outburst from Angel Golden. The senior from Tampa, Fla., scored a game-high 25 points, but the Fighting Irish’s height, depth and just about everything else sent Notre Dame to the second round, where it will host Michigan State Monday evening. Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points and Jessica Sheppard 22 as…

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