Tennessee State women’s hoops unveils 2022-23 schedule

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics The Tennessee State University women’s basketball program has announced its 2022-2023 season schedule. The 29-game slate features 18 Ohio Valley Conference matchups and features non-conference matchups with Kansas City, Butler, Omaha, Stetson, Baylor, and others. The Tigers will play 15 home games at the Gentry Center beginning with the home opener on November 7 against Fisk. TSU will be under the leadership of third-year head coach Ty Evans. “We have put together an extremely challenging schedule, and I’m super excited that our players get the opportunity to…

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SIAC names Tuskegee’s India Blakely and Albany State’s Lachlan Ross Woman and Man of the Year

Courtesy Tyler Williams Associate Commissioneer of Communications and Senior Woman Administrator of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced the inaugural SIAC Woman and Man of the Year honorees, sponsored by GEICO. India Blakely, a women’s basketball player and captain at Tuskegee University, majoring in Occupational Therapy, is the first recipient of the 2022 SIAC Woman of the Year. Lachlan Ross, an international baseball player at Albany State University majoring in Accounting, is the first recipient of the 2022 SIAC Man of the Year. The Man and Woman…

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Alabama A&M names Otis Hughley Jr as 10th Men’s Basketball Head Coach

via Joshua L. Darling, AAMU Sports Information Director Alabama A&M Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks has announced the hiring of Olympic and former National Basketball Association (NBA) coach Otis Hughley, Jr. as the Bulldogs head men’s basketball coach on Monday, April 18. “First, I would like to thank the search committee for their tireless work in conducting a national search for our next head men’s basketball coach,” said Hicks. “Not only does Otis bring a wealth of experience at every level possible, but he also knows Alabama having gone to school and coached in the…

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Tennessee State Basketball signs 3-star forward Learic Davis

Via Tennessee State University Athletics The Tennessee State men’s basketball team announces the signing of Learic Davis, a three-star prospect out of Milwaukee, WI. The 6’7″ guard played at Milwaukee Bradley Tech under coach Shon Haralson, leading the Trojans to a 17-6 record and a conference championship. Davis averaged 24 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and five steals per game.  “I picked TSU because when I visited it felt like home.” Davis said, “I had a fun experience when I was there, hanging with the guys on campus, touring the…

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Albany State’s Jordan Simpson named to BOXTOROW All-American Team

Courtesy of Albany State Athletics As the 2021-22 college basketball season begins to wind down, BOXTOROW releases its 13th annual Division II HBCU All-America teams. West Virginia State guard Glen Abrams has been named BOXTOROW Division II Player of the Year. The graduate student from Chicago, Ill. finished seventh in the Mountain East Conference in scoring (19.6), led the conference in three-point field goals made per game (3.0), averaged 4.0 rebounds per game, and averaged 3.0 assists per game. He scored 30 or more points in a game four times,…

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Grambling’s Alexis Holt named BOXTOROW All-American

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications Grambling State University graduate guard Alexis Holt was named to the BOXTOROW All-American Team on Wednesday.  Holt, a First Team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) performer and SWAC All-Tournament team selection, played in all 30 games for Grambling State. She averaged 36.6 minutes, while contributing 17.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game. In addition, the Epps, La. native shot nearly 41 percent from the floor and 74.2 percent from the foul line.  In the conference tournament, Holt played all 40 minutes…

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Texas Southern’s A.J Lawson tapped to participate in 2022 Dos Equis 3x3U National Championship

Courtesy of Texas Southern Athletics Texas Southern graduate guard A.J. Lawson has been selected to participate in the 2022 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship, scheduled for April 1-3 at The Sugar Mill in New Orleans. Sixty-four players, who have elected to begin their professional careers, will represent all 32 Division I conferences and compete for their share of $150,000 – one of the largest prize purses at any FIBA 3×3 sanctioned events – by teaming up with other aspiring pro prospects from around the country. Each conference will be paired…

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Talladega’s Championship quest comes up short against Loyola

From talladegatornaoes.com KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An outstanding season by Talladega came to a close in the NAIA National Championship with a loss to the Loyola (La.) Wolf Pack by a score of 71-56. The Tornadoes, playing less than 24 hours after a nail-biting overtime victory over Thomas More, put up a valiant effort against Loyola, which finished the season 37-1. The Tornadoes concluded the stellar season at 32-6. Four of the six losses were to the Wolf Pack.   Leading the way for head coach Chris Wright‘s experienced team (nine seniors…

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Texas Southern takes over in second half to win SWAC Tournament

87 TSU 62 Alcorn Team 1 2 F TSU 42  45  87 Alcorn 38  24  62 Behind a strong second half, Texas Southern defeated Alcorn State 87-62 Saturday afternoon to claim their tenth SWAC Tournament. TxSU lead for a majority of the first half, leading by as much as ten at 23-13 on a Jordan Gilliam made free throw with 11:10 remaining in the half, however the opening twenty minutes of play was a competitive one. It saw four ties and a pair of lead changes. A free throw from Joirdon…

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Jackson State defeats Alabama State 101-80 to win back-to-back SWAC tourneys

Courtesy Jackson State Athletics BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Time To Dance…AGAIN. The Jackson State University women’s basketball team completed a dominant Southwestern Athletic Conference season with a wire-to-wire win 101-80 victory over #3 Alabama State in the Cricket SWAC Championship Game Presented by Mountain Dew. Six players scored in double figures for Jackson State. Miya Crump scored a season-high 22 points, Dayzsha Rogan scored 17, Ameshya Williams-Holliday added 14 points. Keshuna Luckett, LaMircle Sims, and  Jariyah Covington each scored 11 as the Lady Tigers concluded an impressive sweep of Southwestern Athletic Conference. Including tournament play over the past two…

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