Jackson State picked to win in women’s basketball preseason poll

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- Jackson State, under the direction of fourth-year head coach Tomekia Reed, has been selected to finish first in the 2021-22 Southwestern Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll. The preseason poll was voted upon by league head coaches and sports information directors. In the predicted order of finish Alabama State was tabbed to finish second followed by Southern, Alabama A&M, and Grambling State to round out the top five. Texas Southern, Alcorn State, Bethune-Cookman, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Prairie View A&M, Florida A&M and Mississippi Valley State…

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Grambling Men’s Hoops picked to finish fourth in SWAC

From Grambling State Sports Communications: Grambling State Tabbed Fourth in SWAC Preseason Poll  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | The Grambling State University men’s basketball team was predicted to finish fourth in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Preseason Predicted Order of Finish, the conference announced on Tuesday.  The Tigers, who went 12-12 overall last season and 9-6 in SWAC play, registered 168 points to claim the fourth spot. Texas Southern, winning of the SWAC Basketball Tournament last season, garnered 11 first-place votes and 237 points to be chosen to repeat as conference champions.  Prairie…

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Grambling announces 2021-22 Men’s Hoops schedule

From Grambling State Athletic Communications: GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University head men’s basketball coach Donte’ Jackson announced the 2021-22 men’s basketball schedule on Friday, which features trips to three Big 12 schools and to compete in the inaugural Chris Paul HBCU Classic.  “We are excited about the many tests our 2021-22 schedule presents,” Jackson said. “As usual, we will play an extremely competitive non-conference schedule with several Power 6 teams, such as Texas Tech, Iowa State, UConn and TCU, that will prepare for our conference schedule. This year we were selected…

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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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Jackson State defeats Alabama State 79-54

from bamastatesports : FINAL STATS (.PDF) Alabama State fell in the season finale on the road to Jackson State, dropping a 79-54 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) contest Saturday night. The loss brought an end to the careers of four seniors including Brandon Battle, DJ Heath, Kevion Stewartand Mike Stone – all of whom were on the floor when the final horn sounded. Battle led Alabama State with 14 points and 13 doubles, recording a double-double in his final game, while LaTrell Tate added 10 off the bench for Alabama State who finished the night shooting 36.2 (17-for-47)…

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The State Fair Classic has been moved to March 13

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – The State Fair Classic between Prairie View A&M and Grambling State has been rescheduled and relocated amid the effects of the recent statewide winter weather crisis. The contest, initially set as the teams’ season opener, will now take place March 13 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Kick-off is set for 3 p.m. Event organizers in conjunction with participating schools made the prudent decision to move the contest from Dallas’ Cotton Bowl as time was needed to assess damage to the…

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Grambling v Jackson State men’s and women’s bball to air on NBATV

from the NBA: NBA TV, in partnership with the Southwestern Athletic Conference, will televise back-to-back live NCAA Division I Women’s and Men’s Basketball Games between Historically Black Universities Grambling State University and Jackson State University in honor of Black History Month on Monday, Feb. 22. The pair of SWAC conference games will tip at 3 p.m. ET (Women’s game) and 5:30 p.m. (Men’s game), respectively, with Ro Brown (play-by-play) and Deuce McAllister (analyst) to call the action.    Pregame, halftime and postgame studio coverage will be led by Stephanie Ready, Sam…

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SWAC announces changes to ESPN Men’s Basketball broadcast schedule

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced an adjustment to its men’s basketball ESPN broadcast schedule for the 2020-21 season.  The league’s nationally televised schedule will now feature the Grambling State at Southern men’s basketball game slated for Saturday, February 6 live on ESPNU at 7:00 pm CST.  The SWAC’s nationally televised lineup for men’s basketball is highlighted by three remaining regular season contests along with the 2021 Cricket Wireless SWAC Men’s Basketball Tournament scheduled to be carried live on ESPN platforms. An updated listing of…

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SWAC reveals updated formats for men’s and women’s basketball tournaments

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference : The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced updated formats for the upcoming Cricket Wireless SWAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments. The quarterfinal round schedule of games initially slated to be held at the home facility of the respective higher seeded teams have been moved to Bartow Arena located in Downtown Birmingham. “Over the course of the past several weeks we’ve had extensive discussion with our membership related to the hosting of our upcoming SWAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments,” said SWAC Commissioner Dr. Charles McClelland.…

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January 16, 2021 SWAC Women’s Basketball Recap

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: SWAC Women’s Basketball Final Scores Saturday, January 16Southern 67, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 57 – Box Score I RecapAlcorn State 68, Mississippi Valley State 53 – Box Score I RecapJackson State 63, Prairie View A&M 45 – Box Score I RecapGrambling State 68, Texas Southern 47- Box Score I RecapAlabama State at Alabama A&M – Postponed About the SWACThe Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams. Current championship competition offered by the league includes…

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