SWAC Men’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal Recaps

From swac.org : Prairie View A&M 81, Grambling State 71Texas Southern 80, Alabama State 66 Panthers hold off Grambling State, advance to tournament finals BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Top-seeded Prairie View A&M prevailed 81-71 over No. 4 seed Grambling State Friday afternoon to advance to the 2019 Toyota SWAC Basketball Tournament finals at Bill Harris Arena. Devonte Patterson scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Panthers (21-12). Gary Blackston added 18 points and five rebounds, and Darius Williams scored 16 points. Ivy Smith led Grambling State with 21 points and…

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Grambling smacks up Alabama State 93-66

From Grambling Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | On a night when the Grambling State University men’s basketball team entered the evening needing to defeat by Alabama State by 22 points to hold the tiebreaker over the Hornets, the Tigers got that margin and more, shooting a blistering 67.3 percent from the floor, in a 93-66 victory in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game on Thursday night at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Grambling State (15-15 overall, 9-8 SWAC) now controls its own destiny to hosting a SWAC Tournament game. The Tigers currently…

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Hill records milestone as Grambling beats Alabama State 63-45

From Grambling Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | Shakyla Hill came into Thursday night’s game against Alabama State needing 14 points to become the fourth player in Grambling State University women’s basketball history with 2,000 career points and she got exactly 14 points in the Lady Tigers’ 63-45 victory over the Lady Hornets in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game on Thursday night at Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Hill, the fourth all-time leading scorer in school history is now just 32 points shy of moving into the third spot, which is currently being held by…

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SWAC Men’s Basketball Recap- March 7

From swac.org : Scores From Around the SWACJackson State 66, Alabama A&M 47Grambling State 93, Alabama State 66Texas Southern 99, Alcorn State 72Prairie View A&M 73, Southern 55 Prairie View A&M locks up regular-season title with win over Southern PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – The Prairie View A&M men’s basketball team (18-12, 16-1 SWAC) defeated Southern University (6-24, 5-12 SWAC) 73-55 Thursday evening during Southwestern Athletic Conference action at the William J. Nicks Babydome. The victory clinches the regular season championship outright for the Panthers. Box Score | Recap Texas Southern overwhelms Alcorn…

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SWAC Indoor Track and Field Recap- January 18-20

Hornets shine at Samford Invitational, Samford Open BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  – Alabama State continued its impressive start the 2018-19 Indoor Season with a strong showing at the Samford Invitational Friday at the Birmingham Crossplex. The men had seven top five finishes while the women tallied six on day one. Alabama State closed out the Samford tournament at the Crossplex with another flurry of top five finishes. Samford Invitational Results | Samford Open Results | Day 1 Recap | Day 2 Recap Multiple Panthers set personal-best marks at Red Raider Invite LUBBOCK, Texas  – During the Red Raider Invite hosted…

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January 5 SWAC Men’s Basketball Recap

From SWAC.org: Tonight’s Scores:Texas Southern 87, Alcorn State 70Alabama State 73, Grambling State 54Prairie View A&M 82, Southern 73Jackson State 54, Alabama A&M 51 (OT)UAPB 64, Mississippi Valley State 52 TSU cruises past Alcorn State in SWAC openerLORMAN, Miss. – The Tigers of Texas Southern University opened Southwestern Athletic Conference play Saturday with an 87-70 win at Alcorn State. John Jones scored 17 points and Trayvon Reed posted a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Tigers (6-8). Maurice Howard scored a game-high 18 points to lead Alcorn…

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Big Runs power Alabama State past Grambling 74-53

Courtesy of Grambling Sports Information: MONTGOMERY, Ala. | Two big runs – one late in the first half and one at the beginning of the second half – proved to be the difference as the Grambling State University men’s basketball team opened Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play on Saturday with a 74-53 loss to Alabama State at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome. Grambling State (6-8 overall, 0-1 SWAC) gave up a 14-5 run late in the first half and surrendered a 16-3 run to begin the second half in dropping the SWAC opener.…

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Alabama A&M tops Alabama State 27-10 in Magic City Classic

From aamusports.com:   BIRMINGHAM — Nathaniel Dell has a new nickname. Just like the national convenience store chain, these days, Dell’s Alabama A&M football teammates are calling him “7-Eleven.” Well, apparently the first location Dell has staked out is off Arkadelphia Road at Birmingham’s Legion Field, and the grand opening was the 77th Magic City Classic. Dell put together a breakout performance as Alabama A&M topped longtime rival Alabama State 27-10 Saturday afternoon in a SWAC East contest. “Like my teammates say, just like 7-Eleven, I’m always open,” Dell said.…

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Texas Southern defeats Alabama State in SWAC quarterfinals

Texas Southern’s on fire shooting in the second half to claim victory over Alabama State 90-76 and advance to the semifinals of the SWAC Men’s Basketball Tournamemt. The Tigers shot 65% from the floor in the deciding half and that proved to be too much for the Hornets. Texas Southern had four players in double figures, led by Donte Clark, who scored a game-high 30 points. Trae Jefferson had 24 ; Marquis Salmon put in 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Derrick Bruce chipped in with 12. Texas Southern…

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Alabama State inks deal with Adidas

Earlier today the Alabama State athletic department announced the university has entered into a five-year agreement with Adidas in which the company will be the official provider of footwear, apparel and accessories of the Hornets through the 2022-23 season. ASU interim athletic director Jennifer Lynne Williams had this to say on the new deal: We are excited about partnering with Adidas over the next five years. Adidas is one of the world’s most recognizable companies in the industry. The brand speaks for itself and is respected worldwide. We think Adidas…

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