Southern University wins 2019 SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament

From swac.org : Southern 45, Jackson State 41Box Score BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southern University Jaguars outlasted Jackson State 45-41 to win the 2019 Toyota SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship. This is the first championship for Southern since 2019, and coach Carlos Funchess is the first coach since Cynthia Cooper-Dyke to guide a SWAC team to the tournament title in his or her first year on the sidelines. A tight one from the opening tip, Christina Ellis carried the Jackson State offense early, matching Southern point for point on her own…

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Grambling Lady Tigers fall 71-69 in SWAC semis

From Grambling Sports Information: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | There will be no glass slipper and no repeating as Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) women’s basketball champions for Grambling State University as the Lady Tigers could not rally from a 10-point halftime deficit in a 71-69 defeat to Southern University on Friday afternoon in the SWAC semifinals at Bill Harris Arena Southern (19-12), the tournament’s top seed and regular season champions, advance to Saturday’s title game and will meet either Jackson State or Prairie View A&M. Grambling State concludes the season with a 16-16 overall record. Grambling…

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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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SWAC Women’s Basketball Notebook- January 19-21

From swac.org FULL WEEKLY NOTEBOOK This weekend’s matchups:JANUARY 19*UAPB @ Southern3 p.m./Baton Rouge, La.*MVSU @ Alcorn State3 p.m/Lorman, Miss.*Jackson State @ Prairie View A&M3 p.m./Prairie View, Texas*Alabama State vs. Alabama A&M3 p.m./Birmingham, Ala.*Grambling State @ Texas Southern5:30 p.m./Houston, Texas JANUARY 21*Jackson State @ Texas Southern4 p.m./Houston, Texas*UAPB @ Alcorn State5:30 p.m./Lorman, Miss.*MVSU @ Southern5:30 p.m./Baton Rouge, La.*Grambling State @ Prairie View A&M5:30 p.m./Prairie View, Texas Top Storylines, News and Notes: Alabama A&M sits atop league standings but has dropped three of its last four against in-state rival Alabama State. A…

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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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Alcorn State defeats Southern 37-28 to claim SWAC crown

From swac.org: LORMAN, MS. – In a thrilling back-and-forth affair, Alcorn State rallied late and controlled the fourth quarter to outlast Southern 37-28 to claim their third SWAC Football Championship in the past five seasons and 16th conference title overall on Saturday at Jack Spinks-Marino Casem Stadium. The Braves (9-3) advance to the Celebration Bowl as Alcorn State will represent the SWAC in the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl against MEAC representative North Carolina A&T, who also won their conference.  The historic match up will take place on Saturday, Dec.…

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Southern defeats Grambling 38-28 in Bayou Classic

NEW ORLEANS, LA. – Two long pass plays in the third quarter proved to be the difference as the Grambling State University football team nearly rallied from an 18-point deficit as the Tigers saw its season come to an end with a 38-28 loss to rival Southern during the 45th Annual Bayou Classic in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game on Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. With the victory, Southern earns the SWAC West Division Championship and will meet Alcorn State on Saturday in the 2018 SWAC Football Championship Game…

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UAPB advances to SWAC Title game with victory over Southern

One half of the matchup of the 2018 Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship has been set. Arkansas-Pine Bluff advanced by defeating Southern 71-65 earlier this evening. UAPB enjoyed a 19-11 lead before Southern blitzed them with a 19-4 run to put the Jaguars up 30-23. Southern would halve their advantage shaved to three,30-27, right before the break when Charles Jackson was fouled on a three-point attempt and cashed in all three free throws. The second half was a see-saw affair that saw both teams take turns showing the way. The exploits…

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Southern rallies to defeat Jackson State in SWAC quarters

Eddie Reese had 21 big points for the Southern Jaguars but it was his last point that proved to be the most critical. He sank the game-winning free throw with one second to go in the game, as the Jaguars defeated Jackson State 62-60 in the quarterfinals of the SWAC basketball conference tournament. A 12-0 was culminated by Torrey Mayo’s layup ; Jared Sam’s jumper at 4:03 knotted the contest at 54. Jackson State responded with a bucket from Lemmie Howard which put them up 56-54. A pair of free…

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