TSU Women’s Hoops drops close one to Austin Peay

From Tennessee State Athletics: The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team fell in a heartbreaker, 72-69, to Austin Peay on Saturday afternoon at the Gentry Center.  Dominique Claytor led the Lady Tigers with 18 points in 35 minutes. Three other Lady Tigers finished in double figures — Gia Adams (13), Sierra McCullough and Tatyana Davis each had 10 points.  TSU forced 31 turnovers, its second most of the season. The Lady Tigers forced 33 turnovers on opening night vs. Fisk.  Austin Peay held a small lead at the half, 37-33, but the Lady Tigers bounced back in…

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SIAC announces weekly basketball honourees

From the SIAC; The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its men’s and women’s basketball Players of the Week. For women, Bria Gibbs (Savannah State) was named Player of the Week, while Ta’Quashia Lumpkin (Savannah State) earned Newcomer of the Week. For men, Deshawn Millington (Tuskegee) was named Player of the Week, while Devin Booker (Tuskegee) earned Newcomer of the Week, released by the league office on Tuesday. Women’s Basketball PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Bria Gibbs, Savannah State, Center  |  Junior  |  Greensboro, N.C. Bria Gibbs had another fantastic week, scoring double figures in two wins for Savannah State. Against Spring Hill, Gibbs recorded her fifth double-double of the season with…

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January 17, 2022 SWAC Men’s Basketball Recap

There were four games on the men’s side in MLK Day 2022 Southwestern Athletic Conference action, with eight teams taking the hardwood. From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: Team Standings Monday, January 17 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 69, Bethune-Cookman 63– Box Score | Recap Prairie View A&M 74, Alcorn State 73 – Box Score | Recap Jackson State 61, Texas Southern 58 – Box Score | Recap Florida A&M 78, Mississippi Valley State 70 – Box Score | Recap About the SWACThe Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among…

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MEAC Men’s Basketball Weekly Honorees

Courtesy the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference : Redshirt junior forward Tyree Corbett of Coppin State has been selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week, presented by Cola-Cola, it was announced on Tuesday. Corbett (F, 6-7, 200, r-Jr., Philadelphia, Pa.) scored a season high-tying 23 points in the Eagles’ 74-65 win over South Carolina State on Saturday in the conference opener for both teams. Defensively, Corbett grabbed a season-best 22 rebounds in 33 minutes of play to record his seventh double-double of the…

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TSU’s Saniah Parker named OVC Frosh of the Week

Tuesday morning Tennessee State University lady basketballer Saniah Parker was announced as Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the week. In helping the Lady Tigers go 2-0 last week, Parker scored 14 against UT Martin and followed that up with a season, and career-high 18 points against Southeast Missouri. Parker was scorching from the floor in those games, hitting 12-16 from the floor including knocking down 75% of her three point attempts and 83% of her free throws. On the season Parker is averaging 8.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.5 steals and…

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Willis Reed to be honoured during Grambling’s Legends Night

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications: GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University Department of Athletics will honor former GSU alum and NBA legend Willis Reed during pregame and halftime festivities during Legend’s Night as the Tigers face off against rival Southern at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.  Reed, a two-time NBA champion with the New York Knicks, will receive numerous honors, including the retirement of his jersey and the naming of the court. The Bernice, La. native played at Grambling State from 1960-1964 and was selected second round…

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December 29, 2021 SWAC Men’s Basketball Weekly Honours

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has tabbed Prairie View A&M’s Jeremiah Gambrell and Alabama State’s Gerald Liddell for SWAC Men’s Basketball Weekly Honors for their outstanding performances during non-conference play. Player of the WeekGambrell tallied a game high 22 points versus Wichita State this past week in non-conference action for the Panthers. He also contributed one rebound, one assist, and one steal during the contest.     Impact Player of the WeekLiddell was a key contributor for Alabama State during the Hornets non-conference outing versus Texas.…

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Florida A&M v Illinois game cancelled

In shade resembling that awful flustercuck that was the year 2020, colleges basketball games are being cancelled. The Florida A&M men’s hoops teams were set to take on the Fighting Illinois of he University of Illinois, but due to COVID-19 issues within the Illini program, the contest was cancelled. Per Famu Athletics, the next game tips off SWAC play Monday January 3, 2022 when the Rattlers head to Daytona to take on the Wildcats of Bethune.

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Coppin State Men’s Basketball cancels next games

Courtesy of Coppin State Athletic Communications BALTIMORE – The Coppin State University men’s basketball games scheduled for Dec. 23 and Dec. 29 against George Mason and Indiana State, respectively, have been canceled due to positive COVID-19 tests within the Coppin program. Next up, the Eagles will open conference play at South Carolina State on Saturday, Jan. 8. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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Howard Women’s Basketball announces abeyance in activities

Courtesy of Howard University Athletic Media Relations  The Howard University women’s basketball team has paused all activities due to positive COVID-19 test results among the program’s “Tier 1” personnel, consisting of student-athletes, coaches, medical staff, equipment staff, game day operators, and officials.  According to the CDC and Howard University protocols, the team will remain in quarantine and will not return to basketball activities until cleared. As a result, this week’s scheduled games with American University and the University of Dayton have been canceled. Howard University places the safety of our student-athletes…

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