Texas Southern’s Johnetta Hayes to take UMBC job

From swac.org : BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After six years at the helm of the Texas Southern University women’s basketball program, Johnetta Hayes has been tabbed to be the next head coach of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Hayes served as the head coach of Texas Southern University since the 2013-14 season after spending the 2012-13 season as the associate head coach of the Lady Tigers. Under her guidance, the Lady Tigers put together a 115-73 record over her time on the sidelines. Hayes led Texas Southern to a pair of 20-win…

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Grambling’s Hill named to All-Louisiana First Team

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University senior guard Shakyla Hill added another postseason accolade to her already impressive resume on Friday as she was named to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) All-Louisiana Women’s Basketball First Team. Hill, who was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year last month, led the Lady Tigers to a 16-16 overall record, which included wins over Indiana (NCAA Division I Tournament team) and Loyola Marymount.  The Little Rock, Ark. native, who earned…

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Shakyla Hill wins BOXTOROW National Player of The Year

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University senior guard Shakyla Hill continued to add more hardware as she earned her second consecutive BOXTOROW National Player of the Year honor, which was announced on Monday. Hill, who was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year last month, led the Lady Tigers to a 16-16 overall record, which included wins over Indiana (NCAA Division I Tournament team) and Loyola Marymount. The Little Rock, Ark. native led the SWAC in scoring (18.9…

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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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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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Grambling falls in heartbreaking fashion to UTRGV 74-73

From Grambling Sports Information: EDINBURG, Texas | Ivy Smith Jr.’s layup attempt at the buzzer did everything but fall as the Grambling State University men’s basketball team dropped a heartbreaker, 74-73, to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley during the opening round of the collegeinsider.com tournament on Wednesday night at the UTRGV Fieldhouse. Grambling State concludes the season 17-17 and fell just short to earning back-to-back winning seasons in 15 years. UTRGV improves to 20-16 and moves on to the second round of the tournament. Dallas Polk-Hilliard led four Tiger players in double figures with…

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Grambling to take on UTRGV Wednesday

From Grambling Sports Information : GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University men’s basketball team has one more game left and maybe more as head coach Donte’ Jackson announced on Sunday eveningthat the Tigers will play the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) in the opening round of the Collegeinsider.com Tournament. Tip-off against the Vaqueros is set for 7 p.m.from the UTRGV Fieldhouse in Edinburg, Texas. Grambling State (17-16), finished tied for third in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and was the fourth seed in last week’s conference tournament. The Tigers defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff in…

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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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Prairie View wins Men’s SWAC Basketball Tournament

From swac.org : Prairie View A&M 92, Texas Southern 86Box Score  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Overcoming a 13-point deficit early on, Prairie View A&M (22-12) topped Texas Southern (21-13) in a thrilling 92-86 contest to win the 2019 Toyota SWAC Basketball Tournament. The win takes Coach Byron Smith and the Panthers to March Madness for the first time since 1998. With Tyrik Armstrong having the hot hand early, Texas Southern rushed to a 13-4 advantage over the top-seeded Panthers. The Tigers built a 20-7 lead following a Trayvon Reed dunk with a…

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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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