Chris Paul, the Basketball Hall of Fame and Boost Mobile join forces for the Boost Mobile HBCU Challenge

From Grambling State Athletic Communications: NBA ALL-STAR Chris Paul, the Basketball Hall of Fame, and Boost Mobile Team Up for the  Boost Mobile HBCU Challenge on November 28and 29;   Games to air on ESPN Networks  Two-Day Event to Take Place at the Footprint Center, the Current Home of the Phoenix Suns  Phoenix, Ariz. (September 23, 2021): Today, 11-time NBA All-Star and current Phoenix Suns Point Guard Chris Paul, in partnership with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Boost Mobile, announced the inaugural Boost Mobile HBCU Challenge Hosted by Chris Paul. The first-of-its-kind event for…

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Norfolk State Men’s Basketball named HBCU National Champion by BCSN

Courtesy of Norfolk State Athletic Communications NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State men’s basketball was declared the HBCU large school national champion by the Black College Sports Network (BCSN). The honor was bestowed by the media organization covering all schools at the Division I level. The Spartans finished 17-8 overall this year and captured their second-ever MEAC Championship. They defeated fellow 16-seed Appalachian State in the NCAA Tournament First Four for their second-ever tournament win following the 2012 victory over Missouri. NSU is the only current member of the MEAC to win more…

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From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Texas Southern battled back from a 10-point halftime deficit and changed the flow of the game as they claimed its second win in NCAA history after defeating Mount St. Mary’s 60-52 Thursday night at Assembly Hall. TSU would score the first two points after a pair of John Walker III free throws but Mount St. Mary’s answered with a three-pointer and led briefly until a three-pointer by Michael Weathers with 15:28 remaining. However, the Mountaineers answered with a three-pointer and wouldn’t relinquish the…

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Norfolk State scrapes by Applachian State in NCAA play-in game

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Box Score Photo: Grant Halverson / NCAA BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — After being up by as many as 18, Norfolk State held on to defeat Appalachian State 54-53 in the First Four of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Thursday evening in the University of Indiana’s Assembly Hall. The Spartans (17-7) advance to Saturday’s first round, where they will face No. 1 seed Gonzaga at 9:20 p.m. on TBS. Jalen Hawkins led Norfolk State with a career-high 24 points off the bench, hitting four of his five 3-pointers.…

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CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight: Milequa Eason of Saint Augustine’s University

from the CIAA : The CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, starts off this week with a feature on Milequa Eason of Saint Augustine’s University. Eason is a senior women’s basketball student-athlete from Woodland, NC. She is a psychology major that maintains a 3.5 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Women’s Basketball – Ranked top four or better for SAU with 7.6 points per game (4th), 3.6 rebounds per game (4th), and 45 assists (2nd) during the 2019-20 season.    Women’s Basketball – Ranked second with 11 blocks…

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Howard University Men’s Basketball pauses all activities

Courtesy of Howard University Athletic Media Relations WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 8, 2020 — The Howard men’s basketball program has paused all activities due to positive COVID-19 test results among “Tier 1” personnel, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, medical staff, equipment staff, gameday operators and officials.  The team will remain in quarantine and will not return to basketball activities until cleared pursuant to CDC and Howard University protocols. This weekend’s scheduled games with Delaware State have been postponed.  Howard University places the safety of our student-athletes first and foremost. We will continue to conduct…

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SWAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week: Ameshya Williams of Jackson State University

From the Southeastern Athletic Conference: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has named Jackson State’s Ameshya Williams its SWAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for her outstanding performances during games played Jan. 2-4. Williams (Gulfport, Miss.) averaged a double-double tallying 19.5 points per game to go along with 20.5 rebounds per game. She was a significant contributor on both ends of the floors for the Lady Tigers as she also averaged 4.0 blocks along with 1.0 steals per game during the week of competition. Other Notable Performances: Alabama A&M’s Dariauna…

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SWAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week: Shaun Doss Jr. Of Arkansas-Pine Bluff

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southwestern Athletic Conference has named Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Shaun Doss Jr. its SWAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for his outstanding performance during games played Jan. 2-4. Doss (Marion, Ark.) contributed 23 points, 13 rebounds, one block, one steal, and two assists during the Golden Lions win over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday (92-52). It was also Doss’ second consecutive 20-point, 10-rebound game, as he recorded 25 points and 10 rebounds at #2 Baylor on Dec. 21. He has recorded 10 or…

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January 3, 2021 MEAC Women’s Basketball Recap

Morgan State 71, Howard 58North Carolina A&T State 102, Averett 36 Morgan State 71, Howard 58 BALTIMORE, Md. — Ja’Niah Henson poured in a game-high 19 points to lead four Morgan State players in double figures on Sunday afternoon as the Lady Bears defeated Howard 71-58 in Hill Field House to split the weekend series. The Lady Bears improved to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in MEAC play on the season. Henson was 6-for-13 from the floor and made six of her eight free throws, while also recording three assists and three…

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January 3, 2020 MEAC Men’s Basketball Recap

From the MId-Eastern Athletic Conference : Morgan State 80, James Madison 73North Carolina A&T State 73, South Carolina State 66 Morgan State 80, James Madison 73 HARRISONBURG, Va. — De’Torrion Ware led four Bears in double figures with 18 points Sunday evening as Morgan State picked up a non-conference road win, defeating James Madison 80-73 in Atlantic Union Bank Center. Ware was 7-for-17 from the floor off the bench and hit three 3-pointers. Lapri Pace-McCray had 15 points for the Bears (4-2), while Trevor Moore added 11 points and Sherwyn Devonish-Prince…

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