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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Prairie View defeats Alcorn in SWAC Basketball Quarterfinals

The second seeded Prarie View A&M Panthers dispatched the seventh seed Alcorn State 87-71 last night in the opening round of the SWAC Men’s Basketball Tournament. Prarie View’s J.D. Wallace and Dennis Jones recorded double-doubles, with Wallace scoring 16 points and dishing out 11 assists and Jones providing 16 points and distributing 14 assists. However it was a team effort as all five Prairie View starters scored in double figures. Gary Blackston led the way with a game-high 21 points; Troy Thompson had 18; Zachary Hamilton added 12 points and…

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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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