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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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 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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Grambling State Lady Tigers’ season ends in SWAC semis

Courtesy of Grambling State University Athletic Communications BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | The Grambling State University women’s basketball team went nearly five minutes without a bucket from the floor in between the first and second quarter as the Lady Tigers fell, 74-59, to Alabama State in the 2022 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinals on Friday at Bartow Arena.  Alabama State (15-14), which avoided losing three straight to Grambling State this season, advances to the 2022 SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship game and will meet the winner of Jackson State (top seed) or Southern…

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Alabama A&M advances, defats FAMU 61-56 in SWAC quarters

Courtesy of Terrisa Mark, Assistant Sports information Director, AAMU 61 AAMU 56 FAMU Team 1 2 F AAMU 22  39  61 FAMU 25  31  56 No. 5 Alabama A&M (12-17, 10-8 SWAC) delivered an offense barrage in the second half to defeat No. 4 Florida A&M (13-17, 11-7 SWAC) with a 61-56 decision in a Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinal and an NCAA Division I men’s basketball game on Thursday, March 5. The win advances the Bulldogs to the semifinals for the first time since March 14, 2014. Junior forward Jalen Johnson (Indianapolis, Ind.)…

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Coleman leads Grambling to victory over Alabama A&M

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications Justice Coleman scored 12 of her team-high 19 points in the first half as the Grambling State University women’s basketball team advanced to the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinals with a 62-54 victory over Alabama A&M on Wednesday at Bartow Arena.  Grambling State (14-16), which used a 9-0 run in the fourth quarter to move past Alabama A&M, advances on the 2022 Cricket SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinals as the seventh seed and will face the winner of Alabama State (third…

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Texas Southern women’s begins SWAC Tourney play this afternoon

Courtesy of Texas Southern Athletics • No. 4 Texas Southern women’s basketball starts postseason play Thursday afternoon as they’ll host #5 Southern in the first round of the SWAC Tournament at 5:30 p.m. • TSU finished fourth in the SWAC standings this season after being picked sixth. This marks their first meeting against Southern in the postseason since March 11, 2016. • Since 2012, TSU is 8-7 in postseason play and last advanced past the first round since 2020 but the remainder of the tourney was canceled due to COVID-19.…

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Texas Southern gets by Jackson State 54-50 in SWAC tourney opener

Courtesy of Texas Southern Sports Information 50 JSU 54 TSU Team 1 2 F JSU 33  17  50 TSU 28  26  54 For the second consecutive postseason, TSU went down to the wire with Jackson State and came up with big plays down the stretch after a 54-50 opening round win at the SWAC Tournament. With news of JSU’s head coach retiring once its season concludes, Wednesday’s opener had even more pressure for No. 2 TSU as emotions were turned up for JSU prior to the game. In addition to the…

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SWAC Women’s Basketball 2022 Postseason Honourees

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced its 2021-22 All-SWAC Women’s Basketball teams and individual award winners on Tuesday morning. The all-conference honors were voted on by the league’s coaches and sports information directors.   Jackson State’s Ameshya Williams-Holliday was named Player of the Year and also claimed Defensive Player of the Year accolades. Arkansas Pine Bluff’s Zaay Green was tabbed Newcomer of the Year, Alcorn State’s Zy’Nyia White was selected Freshman of the Year, and Jackson State’s Tomekia Reed was voted SWAC Coach of the Year.   …

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