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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SWAC Men’s Basketball Recap- March 7

From swac.org : Scores From Around the SWACJackson State 66, Alabama A&M 47Grambling State 93, Alabama State 66Texas Southern 99, Alcorn State 72Prairie View A&M 73, Southern 55 Prairie View A&M locks up regular-season title with win over Southern PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – The Prairie View A&M men’s basketball team (18-12, 16-1 SWAC) defeated Southern University (6-24, 5-12 SWAC) 73-55 Thursday evening during Southwestern Athletic Conference action at the William J. Nicks Babydome. The victory clinches the regular season championship outright for the Panthers. Box Score | Recap Texas Southern overwhelms Alcorn…

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Prarie View defeats Grambling 92-87

GRAMBLING, La. | Prince Moss posted career highs in points and rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as Prairie View A&M outlasted Grambling State, 92-87, on Monday night in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Grambling State (13-13 overall, 7-6 SWAC) trailed at the break, 38-33, and both teams poured in 54 points in the second half. Moss finished with a game-high 26 points, on 9-of-14 shooting, along with nine rebounds and one assist. Ivy Smith, Jr. recorded 25 points, four assists and two rebounds,…

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Grambling men’s basketball to host TxSU and Prarie View in pair of home games

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University men’s basketball team will look to keep its win streak alive with a pair of Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) games at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Tip-off against Texas Southern (High School Day) is set for 5 p.m., while Monday’s tilt against Prairie View A&M (Greek Night) is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Grambling State (13-11 overall, 7-4 SWAC), which currently sits tied for third with Alabama State is behind Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern in the SWAC standings, enters…

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SWAC Indoor Track and Field Recap- January 18-20

Hornets shine at Samford Invitational, Samford Open BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  – Alabama State continued its impressive start the 2018-19 Indoor Season with a strong showing at the Samford Invitational Friday at the Birmingham Crossplex. The men had seven top five finishes while the women tallied six on day one. Alabama State closed out the Samford tournament at the Crossplex with another flurry of top five finishes. Samford Invitational Results | Samford Open Results | Day 1 Recap | Day 2 Recap Multiple Panthers set personal-best marks at Red Raider Invite LUBBOCK, Texas  – During the Red Raider Invite hosted…

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SWAC Football Week 5 Honors

From SWAC.org:   BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – Prairie View A&M redshirt junior quarterback Jalen Morton, Prairie View A&M redshirt senior defensive lineman Willie Green, Alcorn State junior kicker Corey McCullough and Alcorn State junior running back De’Shawn Waller were all named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Football Players of the Week in week five of the season for their outstanding play.   OffensivePrairie View A&M Jalen Morton (R-JR, QB, Arlington, Texas) Morton secured the honor for a second consecutive week after he accounted for 341 yards and three touchdowns in the…

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Week 0 HBCU Analysis and Predictions

The start of the 2018 college football season will be upon us this Saturday and two HBCUs will be taking part in the opening day action. Here are the games and our predictions: Prairie View A&M at Rice, 7 p.m. (ESPN+) Prarie View A&M Panthers travel to Houston, Texas to take on the Rice Owls. Both teams feature first time head coaches who recently assumed the role, Eric Dooley for Prairie View and Mike Bloomgren for Rice. The Panthers were picked to finish fourth in the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s (SWAC)…

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Texas Southern advances to SWAC championship game

Four players in double figures, lights-out second half shooting , and an instrumental run paved the way for Texas Southern defeating Prairie View A&M 88-74 and securing their place in the SWAC championship game. After taking a 5-3 lead in the early going, a three-pointer by Prairie View’s Troy Thompson would give the Panthers a 6-5 lead with 15:22 left in the first half. Prairie View would hold that lead, being up by as many as 6, for nearly the next ten minutes when Donte Clark’s jumper at 5:22 would…

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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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